Who We Are

For a list of some of our current members, click here.

Exeter Writers has a long and active history: originally founded in June 1950 as The Exeter & District Writers' Circle, we've become what must be one of the longest continually running writing groups in the country.

While the format of the group has changed over the years, its aim has always been to stimulate and develop members' writing. Some of us earn a living by writing, and some aspire to become recognised writers, but we all share a love of writing, a desire to learn, and a willingness to support each other.

We currently meet once a fortnight, and for the last few years we've had a rolling programme of write-ins, manuscript readings with critique, and workshops, which are led by members with particular areas of expertise, or guest speakers. We are also keen to foster good writing outside of our group: our annual Short Story Competition is open to professional and amateur writers, and we are proud to sponsor the Exeter Novel Prize.

If you'd like to read some of our members' written work, our group anthologies are available from this site. Many of us can also be found in your local bookshop or newsagent's; bookmark our webpage to keep abreast of publications.

Following a recent open day, we are now at full capacity for the foreseeable future and are therefore closed to new members.

In the meantime we recommend that you check out some of the other writing groups in the area.