Regional & Special Interest Groups


Remember to check the Diary page and our Facebook and Twitter feeds for information about upcoming meetings for the different groups. Information is also circulated in the email newsletter and the Society Loop as well as in the Woman Writer.


Drama Group

Led by Martin Cort (martincort.co.uk), the Drama Group, is one of the most active of the SWWJ groups. Twice-yearly meetings are held at the Leicester Square Reference Library, where scripts for radio, screen and stage are read by professional actors.

For more information, please contact Martin (mcort1@talktalk.net)


Poetry Group

There are many poets in the SWWJ and meetings usually take place annually, and give an opportunity to share poetry news as well as to workshop works-in-progress. Recent meetings have been held at the Abbey Centre, London.

Dates of upcoming meetings are circulated on the Society Loop, and in the email newsletter and the Woman Writer.


Southern Region

Meetings are held in Spring and Autumn

Meetings are held at Church Hall, Old Market Avenue, Chichester, West Sussex. The official time for the meetings is from 11am to 4pm, but some members stay a little longer (latest 5pm) for additional chat and networking.

The morning sessions vary, with past activities including panels, short talks on specialist subjects, writing activities and discussion groups. There is an invited speaker in the afternoon.

Meeting dates are notified by email, via the Society email Loop and in the Woman Writer.

Dates of upcoming meetings are circulated on the Society Loop, and in the email newsletter and the Woman Writer.


Essex Regional Group

There are many SWWJ members in Essex, including a score or more who belong to Brentwood Writers' Circle. They also meet on an ad hoc basis in members homes or in Chelmsford restaurants. Each year, some of them attend the Summer Writers’ Day at the Ursuline Convent in Brentwood organised by the Brentwood Writers’ Circle.

Dates of upcoming meetings are circulated on the Society Loop, and in the email newsletter and the Woman Writer.


Dorset/Hampshire/Wiltshire Regional Group

Meetings are held twice a year, usually in the home of one of the members in the region. A recent meeting was held at Sarum College in Salisbury with 35 in attendance. There is usually lunch and an opportunity to socialise followed by a speaker, including speakers from among the group membership. Members bring along books to publicise and there is always a chance to share news, market info etc.

Dates of upcoming meetings are circulated on the Society Loop, and in the email newsletter and the Woman Writer.


East Sussex Group

Based in Eastbourne. Two meetings a year in April and October.

Please contact enquiries@swwj.co.uk if you are interested in joining this group.


Midlands Regional Group

Proposed group. Meetings to be held in the Coventry/Nuneaton area.

Please contact enquiries@swwj.co.uk if you are interested in joining this group.

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