Running A Writers’ Circle

Running A Writers' Circle
Running A Writers’ Circle


Published by Ignotus Press in 2005

Priced £9.99

ISBN: 9781903768259

After 4 years of trying to run Wrekin Writers – here’s how it should have been done! Don’t make the mistakes that I did!

(NOTE: Running A Writers’ Circle is now out of print. I can recommend Julie Phillips’ book – The Writers’ Group Handbook.)


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Chapter 1   – Starting From Scratch
Chapter 2   – Administration
Chapter 3   – Chairing A Meeting
Chapter 4   – Structures of Meetings
Chapter 5   – Competitions
Chapter 6   – Creating A Website
Chapter 7   – Arranging Retreats
Chapter 8   – Literary Festivals
Chapter 9   – And finally …
Chapter 10 – Reference Section



“…you will find Simon Whaley’s book invaluable” – Writing Magazine

“The book takes you on a journey through the process of setting up a writers’ circle from defining the market, writing a constitution, appointing officers and structuring meetings to liaising with festivals, setting up competitions and organizing writers’ retreats. All you need to know is delivered in a logical and comprehensive fashion and the addition of Chairman’s Challenges adds a personal and creative touch. The book includes a list of useful websites and addresses. If you are considering setting up a Writers’ Circle or want to inject new life into an existing one, I strongly recommend this book.” – Raw Edge Magazine