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Next Meeting

April 24th

Watford Big Wordfest

An evening of Poetry Roses

Rosie Johnston and Sue Rose join us to talk about their poetry



Watford Big Wordfest

Watford Writers are delighted to be one of the partners working on the Big Wordfest this year,
from the 11th March until the 26th April. with events throughout Watford.  Full details can be found below.
The specific events being hosted by Watford Writers are :

TBA – Leigh Russell – Bestselling Crime Writer shares her Writing Tips

Meet Leigh Russell. author of many books including the Geraldine Steel series and the Ian Peterson series. Leigh will be telling us about her writing career and offering us some writing tips.  

Leigh’s credits include being longlisted for the CWA 2014 Dagger in the Library award, Cut Short was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award 2010 and Stop Dead was a Finalist for The People's Book Prize 2014. 



10th April – An evening with Laura E James Author of ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’. 

Laura writes romance without the soft edges, focusing on gritty, sometimes dark, modern day issues. With her debut novel, 'Truth or Dare?', the first standalone in the Chesil Beach Books series, nominated for the Best Romantic Ebook 2013, her second, 'Follow Me Follow You', a 2014 Lovereading.co.uk editorial selection, and her third, 'What Doesn't Kill You', the first title under the new Dark imprint, Laura writes for the award-winning Choc Lit. Originally from Watford, Laura now lives in Dorset and uses Chesil Beach as inspiration for her work.

Laura is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. 



17th April – Easter Monday, no meeting


Saturday 22 April – ‘Building Word Castles and Slaying The Writing Dragon’

Workshop Watford Museum- 10.30 – 4.pm The Little Gallery Tearoom. 

Watford Writers will be offering hour long sessions; interactive workshops for children and creative writing classes for adults.

Children’s sessions at 11.00am and Midday

Adults 1.30pm and 2.30pm - details to be confirmed


24th April – ‘An evening of Poetry Roses’

Rosie Johnston and Sue Rose join us to talk about their poetry and read extracts from their work. They will also talk about getting your poetry published. 

Rosie’s writing ranges from journalism to poetry and from literary fiction for all ages to humour for the smallest room. She facilitates groups for writers in Greenwich and Cambridge and is Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust’s Poet in Residence. Sue is a literary translator and poet. Her published poetry books are From The Dark Room, Heart Archives and The Cost of Keys. 



Unless stated, all meetings are at Cassio Lodge,The Oddfellows Hall, 22 The Avenue, Watford WD17 4NS  Monday evenings 7.30 – 9.30.  Use The Avenue Car Park. First time visitors – no charge, otherwise £3.50. Tea, coffee and refreshments available.


Recent Activities


An evening with Laura E James, author of ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’- 10th April 2017


 Christmas Dinner at The Essex Arms - 12th December 2016