Itchen To Write

A group for writers. #YesAllWriters. Whilst focused mostly on fiction novels, poets, copywriters, and writers of nonfiction and articles are welcome too!

We host critique groups, write-ins, workshops, and mock agent pitching. If you're interested in joining a community of writers, feel free to come along to our meetings!

For more information, email me at itchentowrite@gmail.com or join us on Facebook.

Upcoming meetings:

Date: 1 November 2017, 7pm
Venue: Mettricks Guildhall
1 Guildhall Place, Southampton SO14 7DU

It's the first day of NaNoWriMo! You don't have to be participating in NaNoWriMo to join us, but I am switching the focus of the meetings for a month to give over some time to writing.

We'll spend the first hour or so talking shop: brainstorming, talking out ideas, sharing resources, and discussing roadblocks. The next portion we'll be doing some writing! You don't have to have a WIP to work on, I'll have prompts available, or you can just write whatever floats into your head!

Please bring:
- Your manners (Rude people will be asked to leave)
- An open mind
- Something to write with/on
- Optional donation of £1-2

I'll have structured and unstructured writing debris (word wars/crawls, sprints, prompts, etc) with me, and maybe some spare stationery (but please try to bring your own materials!).

Date: 15 November 2017, 7pm
Venue: Mettricks Guildhall
1 Guildhall Place, Southampton SO14 7DU

Two slots are available for critique, to keep things brief. We're going to critique the pieces, then spend time writing. You don't have to have a WIP to work on, I'll have prompts available, or you can just write whatever floats into your head!

Submit by the previous Saturday to have your work included. Submission guidelines are available on our DropBox. Please advise of your attendance via itchentowrite@gmail.com.

Please bring:
- Your manners (Rude people will be asked to leave)
- An open mind
- Something to write with/on
- Optional donation of £1-2

I'll have structured and unstructured writing debris (word wars/crawls, sprints, prompts, etc) with me, and maybe some spare stationery (but please try to bring your own materials!).

Date: 29 November 2017, 7pm
Venue: Mettricks Guildhall
1 Guildhall Place, Southampton SO14 7DU

It's the second to last day of NaNoWriMo!

We'll spend the first hour or so doing some writing! You don't have to have a WIP to work on, I'll have prompts available, or you can just write whatever floats into your head!

After a last little push, we'll spend some time talking about what's next. Whether you're working on NaNoWriMo or not, and whether you've finished or not, it can be helpful to know what some of your options are going forward, and what happens once you've got a rough draft.

Please bring:
- Your manners (Rude people will be asked to leave)
- An open mind
- Something to write with/on
- Optional donation of £1-2

I'll have structured and unstructured writing debris (word wars/crawls, sprints, prompts, etc) with me, and maybe some spare stationery (but please try to bring your own materials!).

How to find us:

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Want access to the latest critique pieces?  Download here. Need to submit yours? Send it to itchentowrite@gmail.com.

Past Meetings: 

Date: 20 September 2017, 7pm
Venue: Mettricks Guildhall
1 Guildhall Place, Southampton SO14 7DU

An introductory meeting. We'll discuss the group's purpose, structure, and ground rules, as well as possibly a bit of writing fun!

Date: 18 October 2017, 7pm
Venue: Mettricks Guildhall
1 Guildhall Place, Southampton SO14 7DU

A roundtable critique group. Submit by the previous Saturday to have your work included. Submission guidelines are available on our DropBox. Please advise of your attendance via itchentowrite@gmail.com.

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