Totterdown Writers a Bristol Based Writing Group

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What will your book look like on the shelf?

Please note that this group is no longer running, sadly I don’t have enough time to dedicate to it. But, another local writer is running groups. See David Lane’s site for more details

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.

Andy Hamilton

Brewer, forager, broadcaster, spaceman occasional liar

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12 Responses

  1. Matt Ogborne says:

    Howdy Andy,

    How neat, count me in!


  2. Suzanne H Ferris says:

    Hi Andy,

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

    Best wishes,


  3. Zan says:

    Thanks, Andy,

    Yes, I’m planning to come along.


  4. Becky says:

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

  5. Monty says:

    Are these meetings still going? I would love to attend!

  6. I’d love to invite you all to the book launch of ‘Cupcakes and Coffee’ at Foyles in Bristol. details follow the link:
    Thanks Rebecca

  1. January 18, 2013

    RT @AndyRHamilton A writing club open for all – <– great idea, wish I lived in Bristol.

  2. January 26, 2013

    RT @DuchessofTotter: Totterdown writers – Starting tuesday 5th of february.
    Don’t miss out!

  3. February 5, 2013

    @AndyRHamilton Sounds really interesting! #Bristol Totterdown Writing Club: Learn about publishing world.

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