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Wrekin Writers group has been in existence for many years now. Throughout that time, it has grown and flourished to produce a group of talented writers (well we think so anyway!) In its early years the group was fortunate enough to have as its President, a local Shropshire writer, by the name of Edith Pargeter, otherwise known as Ellis Peters, author of the Brother Cadfael books. We do have in our midst, winners of national Short Story Competitions, poetry competitions, and writers whose work has appeared in national magazines. There are also authors of local history books and poetry collections. There are members whose books have appeared on the UK bestseller lists and in several foreign editions, as well as those who have yet to discover the joy of publication. More importantly, we also have members who enjoy writing purely for the pleasure it gives them.
Wrekin Writers are proud members of the:
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Meeting Dates & Membership Fees
We usually meet on the THIRD Saturday of the month from 10am till noon.
(Except December's meeting which is usually the second Saturday)
ALL MEETINGS START AT 10.00am and usually continue until around 12.00 noon unless specifically advised.
Members of the group may also attend an open session, which meets an hour previously from 9.00am until 10.00am allowing members to ask other members for indiviudal feedback on work or other writing advice.In order to cover costs of room hire and some guest speakers, it is necessary to charge an annual membership fee. We try to keep this a low as possible in order to encourage membership.
Membership fees are reviewed annually at our (brief) Annual General Meeting.
Current Membership Fees for 2011 remain at £15 per person per annum.
Wrekin Writers welcomes new members. Why not come along for a few meetings to try us out? The first meeting is free, thereafter it's £2.00 per meeting and if you wish to become a full member, a sliding scale of membership fees operate for those joining after the January meeting as follows: