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. 


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

After a career in primary education and in leadership training, in which she undertook research in the personal development of successful leaders, Pam gave it all up in 2013 to write. She completed an MA in Creative and Critical writing at the University of Gloucestershire in 2016.

Virgin at Fifty is her first full length novel and is published by Black Pear Publishers.  It is a story of rebirth and is dedicated to anyone who has ever had to start again in life. When Sister Ruth’s evidence of child abuse in the church is brushed aside, she loses her faith in God and humanity and is forced to leave the convent that has been her home for thirty years. As Angie Jarvis, she now faces the challenge of creating a new life in an unfamiliar world. The narrative tells the story of that first year in which Angie finds friends, a surrogate family, discovers a new purpose in life and finally falls in love.

Pam has a regular slot on Corinium radio and her website www.pamkeevil.com showcases more of her work.

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