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Welcome to Chiltern Writers

A friendly group for all writers from beginner to professional

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About Chiltern Writers

For all writers from across Buckinghamshire and the Thames Valley

Writing can be a lonely occupation - but not if you are a member of Chiltern Writers. We are a friendly group who welcome all writers from beginner to published professional. While we have a number of experienced writers in the group, you don't need to be published to be a member. All you need is an interest in writing.


 Some of our members are beginners while others have been writing for a long time.  While some of our members aim to be published, many write simply for their own pleasure.  Our members’ interests cover almost every aspect of writing including novels, poetry, short stories, non-fiction, blogging, magazine features and newspaper columns.

Writing a Diary

Who are we?

Chiltern Writers was founded in 1988 by a group of local authors.


We have a number of Honorary Members including Christopher North, Stella Duffy, Carole Matthews and Norma Curtis.

The group is run by a volunteer Committee. 


What do we do?

Monthly meetings


An annual writing competition

A monthly e-mail newsletter to update members on forthcoming events, members’ successes and other news

Meeting Information

We meet on the third Thursday of each month at St Anne's Hall in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. The meetings start at 8pm and usually finish at around 9.30. Tea and coffee are available at the beginning of each meeting. 


The meetings normally follow one of the following formats:    

  • A guest speaker talking about a particular aspect of writing

  • A writing workshop, led by a guest facilitator or an experienced CW member

  • A manuscript evening, where members read a piece of their work and the rest of the group offers advice or constructive criticism

Next Meeting

Steph Broadribb - Masterclass: From Idea to Novel

In this interactive and practical workshop, local crime writer and writing coach Steph will help us to develop a book idea from one sentence to a full outline that hooks the reader and keeps them turning the pages. Steph is the author of nine crime novels, including the bestselling Retired Detective Club series. She has an MA in creative writing and is a qualified coach, working with aspiring novelists via

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Date and Time

Thursday May 16th

 8pm to around 9.30pm

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St Anne's Hall, Wendover HP22 6JG

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FREE for members or £5 for visitors

Venue details:

St Anne's Hall, St Annes Roman Catholic Church and Wendover Free Church, 7B Aylesbury Road, Wendover, HP22 6JG.

There is a free car park adjacent to the hall and Wendover station is within walking distance.

There is disabled access to the meeting venue.

We love to welcome new members. Please come along and see what we get up to.

If you have any queries then please use the contact form on this website or send an email to Alternatively, contact us via Facebook or Twitter


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