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Regional groups

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Authors North

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.

Cornish Chapter

Helena Paterson co-ordinates the activities of this regional group. The group currently meets occasionally in Falmouth for lunch. 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 now has over one hundred and thirty members, from all corners of the county. The group meets roughly quarterly (Sept/Dec/April/July) in rural pubs for an informal weekday lunch: the venue moves east, west, north and south to make it easy for every author to have at least one meeting per year within travelling distance. The December meeting is usually in the vicinity of Exeter. Talks may be arranged for additional dates.

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 organiser, Yves 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 Charlotte Buckley 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 or an associate of the Society, and are interested in attending these socials, please contact Charlotte Buckley.

Gloucestershire Lunches

Roger Jones (rogerjones@phonecoop.coop) organises 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 Charlotte Buckley to be added to the mailing list.


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 this group, please visit the website: www.englishwritersinitaly.com

Society of Authors, Spain

For further details, please email Charlotte Buckley.


Sue Purcell organises monthly lunches for members, all taking place in the Guildford, Winchester and Sussex areas, usually with a speaker. Members and associates interested in receiving notification of these meetings should contact Charlotte Buckley to be added to the mailing list.
If you’re interested in setting up a local group in your area, please get in touch with Charlotte Buckley who will send you an information pack to get you started. 


Details of all regional group events can be found on the SoA Events page and in the calendar.



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