Welcome to Balsall Writers, a group dedicated to helping aspiring authors, whether they be enthusiasts with little experience or those seeking publication.  Founded in 2011, our membership is drawn primarily from the residents of Balsall Common and its environs, organised into three groups.  We also have an informal group, 'A Company of Writers', intended for members to meet to discuss general aspects of writing and related issues.

Thursday Group

Members typically have significant writing experience, either as published or prospective authors, acknowledged poets or have studied writing at post graduate level.  Monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday of each calendar month at 7.15 pm in the Balsall Common Village Hall committee room.  The current format allows each member a monthly contribution of up to 3,000 words to be circulated in advance of the meeting.

Tuesday Group

For those who are interested in improving their writing skills to a standard suitable for publication.  Membership requires both active participation in submitting pieces for peer review, and a willingness to appraise the work of fellow members and offer constructive feedback.  Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each calendar month at 7.15 pm in the same venue and format as the Thursday Group.

Poetry Group

The poetry group focuses on the needs of developing poets.  Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of each calendar month at 7.15 pm in members' homes.

Company of Writers

This is an informal group for members and invited guests to meet and discuss topics related to writing.  Meetings are held four times each year to address specific areas of interest; the group's recent newsletters may be viewed here.

To learn more about Balsall Writers membership please contact us.  To sample our members' writing visit our Showcase.

Site last updated on 1/8/2014