About Paignton Writers’ Circle

Welcome to Paignton Writers’ Circle. We are a group of writers, living in Torbay and the surrounding area, and have been established for more than twenty years.

Beach huts near Paignton

We run a programme mainly of manuscript readings, alternating with workshops by outside speakers and discussions led by members.  We also hold competitions, usually open only to members, but with plans for a competition open to any writer living in Torbay.

We are a varied bunch, from a variety of backgrounds, and a wide age range.  Some of us are actively looking for publication, some write for magazines or competitions, but mostly purely for private pleasure. At the moment the main emphasis is on prose fiction, poetry, including performance poetry, and memoirs.

We meet fortnightly on Mondays from 2pm to 4pm at Churston Golf Club, for a relaxed afternoon where we can share our work.  We set a schedule of topics, but there is no pressure to keep to this, and members can invite feedback and constructive criticism.

New members are very welcome, and are invited to come along to one or two meetings to find out more about us before joining.  Let us know if you’re interested in coming along.