Authors North stages day-long events each spring and autumn as well as a Summer Social for members living in the north of England. Click here to read more about this group.
Moira Andrew co-ordinates the activities of a regional group in Falmouth. The group currently meets occasionally in Falmouth for lunch. Members interested in attending these socials should email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01326 376110. To gain an insight into a typical gathering, some of those in attendence wrote a thumbnail sketch of themselves which can be viewed here.
Devon Writers Group
The Devon Writers Group has nearly seventy 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 aim 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, Yvonne Potter, encourages members to raise any particular ideas or issues for discussion with her prior to each meeting.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Rachel O'Malley in the first instance, to be added to the Group's 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're a member of the Society and are interested in attending these socials, please contact Rachel O'Malley.
Roger Jones (email@example.com) and Eugenie Summerfield organise lunches for members, all taking place in Gloucestershire, usually with a speaker. Details are posted in society events, but if you are interested in receiving notification of these meetings please contact Sarah Baxter to be added to the mailing list.
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
Members interested in receiving notification of these meetings should contact Rachel O'Malley
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.englishwritersinitaly.com
Society of Authors, Spain
As one of the newest groups of the Society, members in Spain will have their first meeting in September at the Hesperia Hotel in Cordoba. For further details please email Sarah Baxter
South East Authors
The group meet regularly at Rowfant House in Crawley, and usually have a speaker at meetings. Members interested in receiving notification of these meetings should contact Sarah Burton.
Three Counties Lunches
Diana Samways organises monthly lunches for members, all taking place in the Guildford/Winchester area, usually with a speaker. Members interested in receiving notification of these meetings should contact Sarah Baxter to be added to the mailing list.