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Ampthill Writers’ Group

Do you write stories, blogs, poems, plays or non-fiction?
If you’re in or around Ampthill, Bedfordshire then you’re more than welcome to join us.  We focus on being sociable, because writing can be a lonely business.  So, whether you’ve been writing for years or you’re just starting out then come along.  We meet to encourage one another.  There are no formal readings, there’s nothing to prepare, just turn up for a drink and chat about your work in progress… or not, because we know that feeling too.

AWG May 2015

New books from our writers…
January 2019 – Peter Laws – Severed
January 2019 – Alison Morgan – Fat chance
November 2018 – Brian Kerr – A Certain Degree of Magnificence
August 2018 – Lesley Lodge – Wayland’s Revenge

Previous work –  a list of all the books written by members of the Group

Ampthill Writers’ meet up…
We normally meet in The Albion pub on Dunstable Street, Ampthill on the first Wednesday of each month from 8.00pm. We’re usually towards the back of the pub. If you can’t find us, ask at the bar.

Our next gatherings are:
Wednesday 6th February
Wednesday 6th March
Wednesday 3rd April
Wednesday 1st May
Wednesday 5th June

Also of interest…

Ampthill Literary Festival – Saturday 27th April, at Parkside Hall, Ampthill.
Guests: Toby Litt, Robert Daws, Ruth Hogan and many more. Get Tickets 

Masquerade 40
– A celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Kitt Williams’ book Masquerade. This ground-breaking book, which captured the interest of the nation in 1979, concluded with the finding of the golden hare in Ampthill Park.  More Information 

New webpage
There’s a new feature on our website — the ‘Writing resources‘ page. Please feel free to suggest further items that you yourself find helpful.

Contact us…
You can get in email contact with the group via There’s more about the group’s ethos on the About Us page.  Also, check out the Who’s who of some of our members — find out more about what they’re up to and links to their books and websites. We have a Twitter account, so you can follow us by going to AmpthillWriters Or you can like us on Facebook by going to Ampthill Writers’ Group