Plymouth Writers Group have made a decision that regrettably, they will not be proceeding with their 2019 Short Story Competition details of which have already been promulgated. The competition which normally opens on 1st November of each year, is now “on hold” for the immediate future.

Alan Grant, Chairman

Welcome to the website of the Plymouth Writers Group.

This site contains information about our group and provides you with useful links.


PWG meets on the first Saturday of each month at the University of Plymouth. We have a core group of formal members who attend most of the twelve meetings each year. We also have a few informal members who cannot attend regularly and come when they can. All attendees pay a small fee on the day (currently £3) PWG work in close collaboration, with the English & Creative Writing Department of the University and have run a series of very successful international short story competitions with students from that faculty.

This has placed us in the mainstream of creative writing in Plymouth; our members write short stories, books, poetry, and also scripts for radio and stage. Each month we agree a writing assignment and authors read their stories to the group at the next meeting. The assignment is not mandatory and some prefer to bring their own story or a short excerpt of their work in progress. We are not tutor led but do actively support each other with critiques and constructive criticism, through listening and learning. Our latest Anthology for 2019 (A Few Of Our Favourite Things) has just been published. Details may be found on our website and on FeedaRead.

PWG is a friendly group and if you are interested in attending a meeting as a guest/observer please go to the Potential Members section on this website. Finally, PWG is not involved with politics or pressure groups, nor is it associated with them.

Alan Grant

Chair of Plymouth Writers Group (PWG)

1 January 2020

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