Free Writing

Another busy meeting at Reading Writers this week, which featured a fun exercise in opening up the old creative pathways.  Advertisements

And The Award Goes To…

The first full meeting for Reading Writers in 2016 was a jam-packed affair, filled with plaudits, applause and a little bit of sad news.

Reading Writers’ Blog

The SOUS Mysterious Writer I’m writing this blog as I shelter on the island of my bed, hoping that the spider of unusual size (SOUS) in my flat won’t climb up to join… Continue reading

Reading Writers Support ABC to Read

Reading Writers are proud to support Berkshire charity ABC to Read, which helps support children in school across Berkshire with literacy. Here’s our Chair, Judy Hodgetts (who volunteers with the charity), with Vice… Continue reading

Who are Reading Writers?

We are a small and varied group of people of all ages who are united in our love for words. We encompass performance poets and stand-up comedians as well as writers of autobiography,… Continue reading

Where do we meet?

We meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month in a meeting room at RISC (Reading International Solidarity Centre) in London Street, Reading. The formal meeting starts at 7.15 pm with the… Continue reading

How do I join?

Please send an email to for more information. At present Reading Writers has a waiting list for membership and so far this year we have received more interest than we can cope… Continue reading

Critique Guide

Critique Guide – Click here to download (pdf format) Or read it here: Reading Writers’ Group Critique Guide Sheet for Fiction This is a list of suggested headings to organise your critique, and questions… Continue reading

Style Guide

Style Guide – Click  here to download (in MS Word) Or read it here: Reading Writers’ Style Guide Information for the Reader (i) Work should contain a title (even a work in progress title… Continue reading

Manuscript Evenings

All of us in Reading Writers aim to improve our creative writing skills. Therefore, half our meetings are devoted to critiquing each other’s work. The group’s constructive comments and ideas offer each of… Continue reading