Creative Writing in Burton
Burton Monday Writers - a friendly group of local writers and poets
Burton Monday Writers was formed in September 2000 by Maggs Payne, who saw a need for a day-time creative writing group in the area. Maggs found the perfect venue - Burton Town Centre Library. After contacting two fellow writers, Maggs launched Burton Monday Writers.
Over the years the group has produced several anthologies (latest on publications page). Members have had their work published, won writing competitions, attended conferences, had work read on national radio, signed publishing contracts and seen their work published internationally.
We thrive on positive criticism, enthusiasm and a shared desire to enjoy creating the written and sometimes spoken word.
We are a friendly group of people interested in producing short stories, poetry, scripts, novels and memoirs. Over the years we have been very successful with our writing projects.
Whilst we welcome new members over the age of 19 who have an interest in creative writing , in order for our group to function efficiently we have to limit the number of active members to around 20. Hence, we operate a wait-list system.
If you are interested in joining our group
in the first instance please contact:
Burtonwriters@aol.com or telephone
when places become available we will contact you.
Many thanks and best wishes with your writing projects.
Burton Monday Writers
Short listed in 3 categories at
NAWG competition 2020
Runner up - short story containing a given object
Runner up - short story
Runner up -ten minute play
Lynda was also runner up in the NAWG 2020 flash fiction competition
Lynda's latest short story anthology - Thirteen Ghostly Tales is now available from Amazon in ebook format and paperback.
Writing as Lynda Dunwell
Thirteen Ghostly Tales
Congratulations to member Ann Hodgkin, who has had a short story accepted by Woman's Weekly Magazine for publication at Christmas 2020.
Sadly our founder and Honorary President
Maggs Payne passed away on her 83rd birthday January 17th 2018
Freda Beckett November 2017
It is with much sadness that we report the death of one of our longstanding and talented members.
Please see More..tab at the top of the page and click onto Obituaries for details
• Burton Monday Writers new anthology '20/20 Vision' is hot off the press now £2.50 per copy. Further details on our members' work page.
• Shelagh Wain won our recent internal short story competiton, with Olva Lloyd runner-up. the competition was judged by author Celia Joy Anderson, who visited us on September to deliver an interesting workshop on settings. The short stories entered in this competition should appear in our next anthology due out early 2020.
* Shelagh Wain won 3rd prize in the recent NAWG novella competition. Her novella "Unforgiven" a Frankenstein story for the 21st century was published in 2019.
*Ann Hodgkin has had several short stories accept and published this year in the UK Woman's Magazine market. Congratulations to Ann
* Shelagh Wain's poem was one of 40 out of 1000 entries shortlisted in the Lichfield Words Festival November 2019.
All meetings suspended until further notice
We shall re-arrange meetings when it is possible to do so, probably early in 2020