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 interest in producing short stories, poetry, scripts and novels. We welcome anyone over the age of 19 writing in any genre of creative writing.
Why not come and try out your skills in a friendly and supportive environment?
In the first instance please contact: Burtonwriters@aol.com or telephone
Burton Monday Writers meets every Monday 1.15 pm to 3.30 pm at Burton Library upstairs meeting room.
Tea, coffee and biscuits provided every week at no extra cost.
No membership fee - pay as you go
£2.00 per week.
Burton Monday Writers is a member of the National Association of Writing Groups (NAWG)
Weekly newsletter to members who have internet access
Regular workshops on creative writing subjects led by professional creative writing tutors
Regular publication of members' work in group anthologies (paperback).
Weekly writing sessions.
Outstanding Member Award 2016-17
Shelagh Wain (left) presents Outstanding Member of the Year, Mary Gladstone, with the Maggs Payne Trophy.
The presentation was made at the annual dinner held in April 2017 at Burton Golf Club.
Calendar of Meetings
• News Flash
Four members short-listed in the annual NAWG writing competition in four separate sections:
Open Poetry, ghost short story, short story for young adults and ten minute play writing section
• NAWG Conference
September 2017 at Warwick University details:
• August 8 Group visit to Eyam, Derbyshire
• Eyam birthplace of Anna Seward
in 1747 - later known as "the Swan of Lichfield" . Anna wrote poetry in the "Augustan style" which is now out of fashion. But members might have a go. Trip to include:
• Visit to Eyam Hall and Craft Centre
• Inspiration to write about the plague village?
Stop Press: unfortunately this trip is now fully booked.
• August 7 Exercise led by Gill
• August 14 Exercise led by Mary
• August 21 Exercise led by Josie
• August 28 No meeting - library closed for Bank Holiday
• Sept 4 Exercise led by Jenny
• Sept 11 Exercise led by Julia
• Sept 18 Workshop led by creative writing tutor Alison Dunne
• Sept 25 Exercise led by Ann
Talk 'The Art of the Christmas Card' Danny Wells Nov 27
Dec 18 Christmas Party