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Groups - Britain

 

Here are selected links to writers' groups in the United Kingdom. National groups are at the top. The rest are organized by location.

    National

  • Association of Christian Writers - the ACW offers "inspirational events, effective resources and professional advice for writers who are Christians".
  • British Guild of Beer Writers - their goal is "to improve the standards of beer writing and extend the public knowledge of beer".
  • British Guild of Travel Writers - Britain's premier association of media professionals dedicated to travel. These include writers, photographers, editors and broadcasters. Prospective members must be vetted as bona fide media professionals to join.
  • British Haiku Society - founded in 1990, the society promotes "the appreciation and writing of haiku in the UK".
  • British Society of Comedy Writers - is "is pretty much what is says on the tin: a society of British writers, mainly of comedy".
  • Chartered Institute of Journalists - founded in 1884, the Institute is the oldest professional body for journalists in the world. The Institute is both a professional society as well as a trade union.
  • Crime Writers' Association - supporting, promoting and celebrating the genre since 1953, the CWA sponsors the annual Dagger Awards.
  • Guild of Food Writers - is a professional association of food writers and broadcasters in the UK. They organize discussions, forums and comparative tastings as well as publish a newsletter.
  • Guild of Health Writers - the Guild is a non-profit professional organization for health writers. They conduct seminars and workshops, off networking opportunities and promote accurate and informative health journalism.
  • National Union of Journalists - a trade union that strives "to improve the pay and conditions of our members and protect and promote media freedom, professionalism and ethical standards"
  • Poetry Society - founded in 1909, The Poetry Society promotes a greater appreciation of poetry and has over 4000 members worldwide.
  • Romantic Novelists' Association - since 1960 the RNA has promoted romantic fiction in Britain and currently has over 700 members. They sponsor a variety of events including the annual Romantic Novel of the Year Awards.
  • Society of Authors - this trade union for professional writers advises on rights, fees and any other matter of interest to writers. They also provide educational courses and awards. They are manage the literary estates of several notable authors including Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw and E.M. Forster.
  • Society of Women Writers and Journalists - founded in 1894, the SWWJ is the longest-established society for professional women writers. The society offers workshops, organizes regional groups and publishes an in-house magazine. Men welcomed as associate members.
  • Writers' Guild of Great Britain - the Guild is a "trade union representing writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film, online and video games".

    Local Groups

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