Hello and a warm welcome to the Salisbury Writing Circle.
We are the largest, liveliest and friendliest fiction writing community in South Wiltshire. Formed in Spring 2015 (though a previous version of the circle ran for many years, with the esteemed William Golding as honorary president), we have over 200 members, ranging from enthusiastic beginners through to internationally published novelists. And through the group, the Salisbury Literary Festival was established in 2017, which is run and organised by Writing Circle members.
Salisbury Writing Circle gets together once a month at Sarum College in the Cathedral Close: the sessions begin with workshopping on a particular aspect of writing; we then usually have a guest author to come along, who talks and takes questions on their own work; we then retire to a local hostelry to carry on talking books over a glass of wine.
The sessions are led by local author Tom Bromley, who teaches novel writing for the Faber Academy and is also Director of Fiction for the Professional Writing Academy, where he teaches courses on genre writing and crime fiction. There is no charge for attending: the aim of the group is to build and grow a supportive community of local writers. We want to keep the sessions free so that anyone interested in writing and meeting other writers can come along, regardless of circumstance (we remain extremely grateful to the lovely Sarum College for the use of their room, and ask for a small voluntary donation to continue this).
Forthcoming dates are as follows:
Wednesday 4 September — with special guest Tarn Richardson
Wednesday 2 October — with special guest Simon Berthon
Friday 18-Sunday 20 October — Salisbury Literary Festival
Wednesday 6 November — with special guest Josie Goodbody
Wednesday 11 December — Christmas Drinks
All regular sessions 7.30pm, Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EE
Many thanks for dropping by and hope to see you soon!