Solent Writers Circle

We are a varied group of all ages and interests with one thing in common - we love writing! We partake in all kinds of writing - from flash fiction to short stories to poetry to novels.

Within the group we have celebrated countless successes. Many of our members have had their work published and two have won international novel competitions, resulting in having their novels published, namely Escape to the Country by Patsy Collins and Transmission of Evil by Mandy Shearing. Patsy's book is available to buy at this link

Transmission of Evil

In the past we have compiled many anthologies of our work and a few years ago, some of the members had a collection of short stories published for use in residential homes with talking points at the end of the stories. This proved a great success and the members involved shared the royalties.

We occasionally invite guest speakers to judge competitions and give talks and workshops. Past speakers include Katherine King and Aoife Mannix.

The Circle was founded over 30 years ago and has welcomed and encouraged many budding writers during this time.