Welcome to Solihull Writers’ Workshop! (We’re in our seventh decade!)
Formed in 1967, Solihull Writers’ Workshop is one of the longest established writers’ groups in Central England. We are a continuously evolving community of local people who have a shared interest in writing. Our programme of activity is designed to encourage all aspects of writing and to support the different writing interests and ability levels of members.
Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month except August, and on the second Wednesday only in December. They are held in the Margaret Wharam Room of Solihull Methodist Church between Station Approach and Blossomfield Road, Solihull next to Solihull Railway station and bus terminal. Car parking is available either next to the church or, during busy evenings, in the railway longstay car park at the top of the road.
The format of the evening can appear formal, but this is to ensure we all gain the maximum benefit from each session and everyone has a chance to contribute. There is a rolling Chairperson who is responsible for timekeeping and moving the agenda forward in a positive fashion. The evening begins with market and personal writing news, and quickly leads into the theme for that session. Everyone who has brought a contribution for the theme is invited to read their work (with a limit of 800-1000 words from a longer work) and everyone present provides constructive feedback. There is a break for tea or coffee at 8.30pm until 8.45pm and the meeting closes at 9.30pm.
Our subs are only £30 for a whole year! (You’re welcome to come to your first meeting for free!)
We hope you feel inspired to come and join us!