Totterdown Writers a Bristol Based Writing Group

Old books

What will your book look like on the shelf?

Now that I’m working on a third book and have been making my living from my words

since 2004, I thought it about time I endowed my great pearls of wisdom on the world. Or at least I decided that 10 years ago I could have done with a club like this one.

The idea behind Totterdown Writers is that budding writers will get to know how the mysterious world of publishing works by talking with published authors, agents, editors and anyone else who makes their living from words. We will also encourage published authors to climb out of their writing sheds and communicate with real people.

What I’m basically saying is that ALL ARE WELCOME.  From those who’ve written a single poem on the back of napkin and are now hooked on the idea that they will become the next George Orwell to Orwell himself, if he were still alive.

I intend to keep the atmosphere light hearted and honest yet supportive.

The group meets on the first THURSDAY of every month from 7pm-9pm at The Duchess of Totterdown Cafe, 198 Wells Road, Totterdown/Knowle Bristol, BS4 2AX (Up passed the co-op on the Wells Road but not as far as the George Pub).Andy Hamilton Writing

In order to pay for the venue and our occasional guest speakers expenses there is a fee of between £3-£10. The scale is at your discretion depending on your present financial situation.

I hope to hear about you and your work on the first THURSDAY of every month at the Duchess of Totterdown Cafe, 198 Wells Road, Totterdown/Knowle from 7pm-9pm.

What? – Totterdown Writers

Where? Duchess of Totterdown, Bristol, BS4 2AX

When? FIRST THURSDAY of every month, from 7pm-9pm

How much? £3-£10 depending on what you can afford and what you think it was worth. In other words if you are poor and hated it you don’t pay, rich (or at least doing alright for yourself) and loved it £10 and everywhere else in between.

About Andy Hamilton

The other Andy Hamilton is a writer and broadcaster not to be confused with the other more successful Andy Hamilton who is a writer and broadcaster. Author of the best selling “Booze for Free” a book about making your own booze, co-Author of The Selfsufficientish Bible a book about living more softly on the planet and a freelance writer contributing to many UK publications such as The Guardian, The Ecologist, Home Farmer and Ethical Consumer. He is also known as the BBC Autumnwatch Forager and make frequent appearances on UK and European TV. He doesn’t appear on panel shows and doesn’t have a black beard. This Andy Hamilton did not write Outnumbered or Old Harry’s Game nor has he ever played in a Jazz band or played Darts. Google Plus
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9 Responses to Totterdown Writers a Bristol Based Writing Group

  1. Matt Ogborne says:

    Howdy Andy,

    How neat, count me in!


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  5. Suzanne H Ferris says:

    Hi Andy,

    When is the next writers’ group at the Duchess of Totterdown? (May)

    Best wishes,


  6. Zan says:

    Thanks, Andy,

    Yes, I’m planning to come along.


  7. Becky says:

    Hey – am really interested in this group, is it just a case of turning up on the night?

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