Writers in the Brewery is a ‘pop-in’ social session for everyone who is interested in writing. Poets, fiction writers, biographers and non-fiction writers – all are welcome.

Guest speaker/performer each month: an author, publisher, poet, journalist, musician or groups, who share their work and entertain us. Open ‘mic’ each evening for anyone to read and share their work.

It is an opportunity to meet like-minded people, learn about groups, competitions, classes and workshops and a chance to showcase your own work if you want to. So come along to share your work or just sit back, sip your drink and listen to others. 


Feb 28th Wilkie Martin, author of the Inspector Hobbes novels is our guest

March 28th  guest to be decided

April 25th Poet Dominic James

This month’s guest speaker is the poet Dominic James. Dom has served as Bard of Hawkwood College and his first collection, Pilgrim Station, was published last year by SPM Publications, London.

Graffiti, a quarterly magazine aimed at writers, is on sale during the evening. The magazine contains poetry and short stories, articles on writing, interviews with people connected to writing, reading and working in this creative field as well as a short story and poetry competition in each issue.

Reading it gives you the opportunity to find out what other people are writing, submit your own contribution, or to enter the competitions.

May 30th Author Pam Keevil’s book launch

June 27th Bristol poet Matt Duggan

Sept 26th tbd

Oct 31st  tbd

Nov 28th Annual Writers in the Brewery party.


If you would like to find out more contact Rona Laycock, a regular tutor at New Brewery Arts: writersinthebrewery@yahoo.co.uk



Tutor: Rona Laycock
Date & Time: Last Tuesday of every month (Feb - June and Sep - Nov), 7pm - 9pm
Venue:  Cafe, New Brewery Arts
PRICE: £4 payable on the door

All welcome