Welcome to Balsall Writers, a group dedicated to helping aspiring authors, whether they be enthusiasts with little experience, serious amateurs 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 which each meet monthly.
This group caters for those who are actively seeking publication. Members typically have significant writing experience, either as published 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, and poets each to offer two contributions which they read themselves, for group discussion and critical appraisal by their peers. The membership for this group is closed, but there is a reserve list for those prepared to wait for a vacancy.
A second group has been formed for those who are interested in improving their writing skills to a standard suitable for publication. Membership requires both active participation in submitting pieces of writing or poetry 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 Group One. The membership for this group is currently open, but numbers are limited to no more than ten to ensure that there is adequate time at each meeting to consider all submissions.
The poetry group was formed in October 2012 to focus on the needs of developing poets. Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of each calendar month at 7.15 pm in the same venue and format as Group One.
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