regional groups

Regional Groups

Society of Authors, France (SOAF)

The Society of Authors, France has been set up by Gregor Dallas and currently meets in Paris on the first Tuesday of each month at the Ogre à Plumes, Mº Parmentier  or Goncourt. You can read more about the group by visiting www.soafrance.blogspot.com

If you are interested in receiving notification of these meetings, please contact Emma Boniwell.

Society of Authors, Italy (SOAI)

An informal group of members of the Society of Authors has been meeting for some years now. Membership includes writers from the far north to the far south of the country who meet approximately every six months, in locations all across Italy. If you are interested in joining the group contact Patricia Clough at patricia.clough@gmail.com or visit the website at www.englishwritersinitaly.com

Authors North

Authors’ North stages day-long events each spring and autumn for members living in the north of England.

Reports of meetings and items of interest will be posted here. If you have any queries please contact the group’s secretary in London, Sarah Baxter.

Authors South-East

In existence now for more than five years, Authors South-East meets twice a year. The meetings take a variety of formats, sometimes being a series of short seminars, usually with a central theme. The meetings are held in Hawkhurst, Kent.

If you are interested in receiving notification of these meetings, please contact Emma Boniwell to be added to the mailing list.

Three Counties Lunches

Diana Samways organises monthly lunches for members, all taking place in the Guildford/Winchester area, usually with a speaker.

If you are interested in receiving notification of these meetings, please contact Emma Boniwell to be added to the mailing list.

Gloucestershire Lunches

Roger Jones (arle@ukonline.co.uk) and Eugenie Summerfield organise monthly lunches for members, all taking place in Gloucestershire, usually with a speaker.

If you are interested in receiving notification of these meetings, please contact Emma Boniwell to be added to the mailing list.

Dorset Writers Group

Run by Robert Wickson, the Dorset Writers Group meets three to four times a year for an informal lunch.

If you are interested in attending these socials, please contact Rose Hudson for further information.

Devon Writers Group

The Devon Writers Group currently has approximately forty-five members, from all over the county. The group meets quarterly (Sept/Dec/March/June) in rural pubs for a weekday lunch: once in the South Hams, once in the north (north of the A30), and once in the centre, or vicinity of Exeter, each year. The fourth meeting is changeable: it may be a talk or a visit as opposed to a pub.

The plan is to bring together active writers to contribute ideas, news, advice, friendship and all-round good cheer. Meetings are generally arranged by email. The co-ordinator, Ian Mortimer, encourages members to raise with him any particular ideas or issues for discussion prior to each meeting.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Rose Hudson in the first instance to be added to the group’s mailing list.

Penzance Chapter

Chris Simons has started a new regional group in Penzance. The group currently meets monthly in Penzance for informal meetings as follows:- 

  • 1st Thursday of each month in Union Hotel, Penzance from 8pm.

  • 3rd Friday of each month in Union Hotel, Penzance from 12 noon.

Anyone interested in attending these socials should contact her at chris@cornish-novels.co.uk or tel: 01736 368648.

Falmouth Chapter

Moira Andrew has also started a new regional group in Falmouth. The group currently meets occasionally in Falmouth for lunch.

Anyone interested in attending these socials should her at info@moiraandrew.com or tel 01326-376110.