December meeting: 13th at Blackwell’s

Thursday 13th December, Blackwell’s will have its late night Christmas Shopping evening – open till 8 p,m.

Writers at Blackwell’s will meet in the cafe at 6p.m and have a general chat about the books we have liked this year. We will then join the Blackwell’s for books they recommend at 7pm as last year.





November meeting: Launch Joslin Books with Dennis Hamley

November 28th at Blackwell’s, 7pm-9pm


Dennis Hamley will talk about researching his new series of historic fiction books and launch his new publishing company.


JOSLIN BOOKS is Dennis Hamley’s new Young Adult imprint for anthologies of stories, both new and previously published, and new work not intended for other publishers.



JOSLIN BOOKS  (paperbacks and ebooks)

Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick: four slightly weird stories

Out of the Deep: stories of the Supernatural

Yan Tan Tethera: five stories and a very tiny novel

The Bright Sea, Dark Graves trilogy

1.The Guns of St Therese

2. The Nightmares of Invasion

October Meeting: Feedback. November Meeting ‘How to research and write historical fiction’, with Dennis Hamley.

Our next meeting is a feedback session at Blackwell’s on Broad Street on Wednesday 24th October from 7-9pm.

Please bring a piece of writing to share if you have any, but remember we are limiting time to 10 minutes to read and 5 minutes for feedback. Someone will have a stop watch so it really is quite strict now in order to give everyone equal time.

If you have no new work, then just come along and give your feedback on the work presented.

We will also discuss plans for a literary magazine.

Our November meeting will feature Dennis Hamley who will talk about researching and writing historical fiction. The session will be at Blackwell’s on Broad Street on Wednesday 28th November from 7-9pm.



Interview with Sergio de la Pava, author of A Naked Singularity, about his new book, Lost Empress,.

Blackwell’s Broad Street

Norrington Room at 7pm on Friday 31st August


Cherry will be interviewing Sergio de la Pava, author of A Naked Singularity, about his new book, Lost Empress,.


He is a great new author and has a very interesting story around getting published – it took him 10 years. So please try and come

Talking Writing

August 2nd, 7pm at The Rose and Crown, North Parade
Fantastic meeting last night, David Kelly was brilliant.
Just to remind you that we are meeting on August 2nd, 7pm at The Rose and Crown, North Parade, for a bit of food and a new Talking Writing session. We will sit, eat and just enjoy discussing books and writing.
Also, if you have enjoyed being part of group and got something from it, and feel so inclined, remember my company The Oxford Editors, which I represent in running group, could always do with a  Google review – hopefully good. Just Google The Oxford Editors  and you will see the listing on the right and a review opportunity under the map.


Tonight’s meeting: David Kelly Talk


Sales Manager of Blackwell’s Broad Street, David Kelly will be joining us to discuss the B.A notes on how to get your book into bookshops. Sharing hints and tips from the bookseller’s perspective on how to approach a bookshop and make the most out of your publication. If there’s time at the end David will also be happy to discuss new and forthcoming publication, how they’re marketed & why they have been successful.


Blackwell’s Book Shop on Broad Street on Thursday 19th July from 7-9pm.