A writers group to inspire & encourage all writers
Watford Writers

Welcome to Watford Writers  

Next Meeting

October 17th

Manuscript Evening



Gathering every Monday to share stories, poetry and writing tips, Watford Writers has been in existence for almost ten years

A group of local individuals who love to write, we have a variety of writing styles, passions and interests - some of us are published ... most of us are not!   We welcome anyone who shares an interest in writing, likes to hear stories, would like to offer and receive constructive critique AND who likes to have a laugh whilst enjoying the company of like minded friends!

Meetings start promptly at 7.30 pm every Monday from 13th April at the ODDFELLOWS HALL, 22 The Avenue, Watford. WD17 4NS

There are a limited number of parking spaces behind the hall, free parking further down The Avenue after 6.30, or the public car park in the centre (called The Avenue car park) in the roundabout by the library. There are also parking meters at the bottom of Malden Rd which are free in the evening.

No subscriptions, just pay £3.50 at the door and enjoy the evening including free coffee and biscuits


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Recent Activities


****Harrington Trophy Winners****

First Place

Rob Summers

(with Linda Spurr)

Writer's Block

Second Place

Sally Campbell



Third Place

Paul White

All the World's a Stage


Readers of Shortlisted Stories


L to R

Brian Bold, Penelope Rowland, Trevor Spinage

David Rose, Sally Campbell, John Ward

Steve Clifford, Helen Nicel, Jan Rees


Read all the stories here


****Writer's Block Winners****

Thanks to James Bartlett for judging Watford Writers' first attempts at screenplays


First Place

Trevor Spinage

A Bridge Not Far Away


Second Place

Rob Summers

The Other Woman


Third Place

David Elliot

Sunspots and Squarials


21st December

Christmas Dinner



14th December

Panto Night






The Panto Writers


26th October

Sue Hampton and Leslie Tate

gave us an intriguing insight into the purple of their new books.

Sue's Flashback and Purple and Leslie's Purple




19th October

 Lauren Harris

ran her first workshop and lead us in an inspiring experience of Poetry Therapy



12th October

James Bartlett

gave us entertaining and gripping talk about scriptwriting



 28th September

Cynthia Marsh

revealed the secrets up of web marketing  essential for promoting our writing


27th July

Things We Have in Common


Many thanks to Tasha Kavanagh, for telling us the story of the path to publication of her very successful first novel. Many of us are enjoying reading it now.

Follow Tasha on her Twitter account.


2nd June

Editing Workshop

Many thanks to Linda Spurr for an entertaining and informative evening.

Check out her handout and some useful websites for editing tools by clicking here.


Watford Live! 2015 Richard Harrington

Literature and Art Challenge 


 First Place

Carolyn Storey - The Seeker

Click on title to read the story


Second Place

Louise Broadbent - The Alley


Third Place =

John Ward - Return of the Tooth Fairies (pictured)

Paul White - A Cereal Offender


Other Shortlisted Stories

Rosie Bristow - Beyond the River

Rob Summers - Flight of the Fairies

Penelope Rowland - Last Stop

Jan Rees - Let's Pretend

Carol Mathews - One Wish

Cynthia Marsh - The Story Teller



Copies of the winning stories on Watford Observer Website

The Other Shortlisted Stories



Watford Writers reading War Poems at Watford Museum

- part of VE Day Commemorations



"New Beginnings"

Social at our new venue

with special guest Richard Harrington, MP for Watford 









Read about us in the Watford Observer