Renegade Writers’ Group was set up for like-minded writers — writers who dare to be the best. And all with the aim to write to professional standards, to see our work in print so that others may read our words.
Although based in the Potteries we have regular members coming from Cheadle, Crewe, Shrewsbury and Stafford.
We meet weekly, every Wednesday, in the back room in the Bridge Street Ale House, 31 Bridge Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2RY, from 7.00 p.m to 9.30 p.m. There is no membership or entry fee — other than buying a drink from the bar.
Members read out their work in progress (not already published work) and then we all chip in, discuss it and make helpful suggestions in order to improve the fiction. We help with all aspects of the writing, highlighting both the strong and weak elements. Not all members are able to read every week due to the healthy group size. On a good day we manage around six readings.
How to join Renegade Writers
New members are more than welcome to join us. All you need to do: simply come along to one of our meetings (7.00 pm on Wednesdays). If you wish please contact us to let us know although that’s not essential. There is no membership fee — as long as we buy drinks from the bar during the evening.
Note the following rule: you must attend four meetings (not necessary consecutive weeks) before you are allowed to read out your work for constructive critiquing. This way we ensure that potential members discover the level of comments we make on each others’ work, to ensure they would be comfortable with such feedback. Also, we do not cover poetry.