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York Writers member wins Richard & Judy novel award

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (2)

It's with enormous pleasure that we announce that York Writers member Tracy Rees (pictured) is the winner of the inaugural WHSmith/Richard and Judy "Search for a Bestseller" award.

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Christmas Bash

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

How the heck did the year go so fast?  It only seems two minutes since the last York Writer's Christmas bash, but there we all were again spilling out of the function room at Brigantees enjoying the merriment.

Yet again it was a wonderfull evening - and the food and drink kept us well oiled to stay the distance.  Around 20 of us made it to the event.

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Inspiration from the Writer's Retreat

Posted on July 21, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (10)

A week on, and memories of our writer's retreat remain fond all round. Now, that is pretty darn impressive coming from me - who managed to get her money and debit card stolen - my own silly fault. It was a great event and my thanks go out to the organisers.

Ten of us attended Alnwick, although the most of the committee members manage...

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York Writers Retreat - Alnwick

Posted on June 23, 2013 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)
On the weekend of 13 -14 July York Witers are organising a "writers retreat" for its members.  The idea is for members to have some space away from the everyday bustle of their lives to indulge guilt free in what they do best - write!  We will be providing plenty of inspiration to aid any writer's creativity:

  • We will all be among fellow, like minded, writers who all support each other.
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Top agent Kate Nash (aka author Kate Allan) to judge YW novel competition!

Posted on March 10, 2013 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm delighted to report that literary agent Kate Nash, of the Kate Nash Literary Agency, has agreed to be the judge of a York Writers Novel Competition!

Kate, who also writes as author Kate Allan, will be reading and critiquing the first chapters and synopses of members' novels, and will be coming to York Writers on Wednesday 2nd October to offer her thoughts on the competition ...

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A Character-Building Afternoon with Jane Lovering

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm delighted to announce that 2012 Romantic Novel of the Year award winner, Jane Lovering, will be leading members of York Writers in an afternoon workshop focusing on the development of believable characters in longer fiction. The workshop takes place on the afternoon of Wednesday December 5th, starting at 3.30 pm, and will be "A Character Building Afternoon with Jane Lovering". Admission is £1 for York Writers members, £2.50 for guests and visitors. Please email ...

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"About Our Members" page now online

Posted on September 9, 2012 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (2)

Visit for a showcase of some of our members' published work, with links to blogs and websites. Happy reading!

Romantic Novel of the Year winner Jane Lovering to be special guest at York Writers

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

York Writers are delighted to announce that novelist Jane Lovering (, winner of the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year award in 2012 for Please Don't Stop the Music, is going to be our special guest at our End-of-Year Social on 5th December. Jane is an unconventional romance writer, with forthcoming books taking a wry look at the publishing worl...

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Want to develop and improve your writing?

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Our novelists' support group has been meeting for 3 months now and provides a great space for the aspiring novelist to get together with others who want to see their work published. The group exists to help its members tackle the "big picture" issues of novel writing: how to develop characters and ensure that they stay true to themselves; how not to lose the plot; how to stay motivated when the end of the novel seems nowhere in sight; how to tackle the difficult business of e...

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York Writers 2012: good news for novelists?

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The first of the new-look York Writers meetings took place yesterday at our superb new venue. Brigantes Bar and Brasserie on Micklegate has a cosy, secluded upstairs room with big picture windows and a table that's just right for a group of aspiring writers to sit around.


The first of our Local Writers' Nights was a great success, with members bringing along short stories, poems and extracts from novels. The material covered ranged from a snapshot of early-20th-century...

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