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NOTE: due to current concerns about COVID-19, York Writers has suspended its meetings until further  notice.

Meetings take place at 8 pm on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Trafalgar Bay public house, Nunnery Lane, York YO23 1AB unless otherwise stated. 

The group has recently re-started meetings and is finalising its programme for the year so please check this page for updates.

Programme for 2020:

16 January - Manuscript evening

6 February - Rehearsal for York LitFest Readings

20 February - Speaker Pauline Kirk (a.k.a. P.J. Quin) - Crime novels

5 March - Manuscript evening

19 March - York Literature Festival - Literary Allsorts (City Screen Basement) Postponed until 12th November

2 April - Manuscript evening. Travel article competition entries due Cancelled

16 April - Poetry competition result (Judge: John Gilham) Cancelled

7 May - Manuscript evening Cancelled

21 May - Speaker Clint Wastling, Poetry Workshop Cancelled

4 June - Annual General Meeting Cancelled

18 June - Results, Travel article competition (Judge tba.) Cancelled

2 July - Manuscript evening. Short story competition entries due. Cancelled

16 July - Summer Social Cancelled


3 September - Manuscripts Cancelled

17 September - Results, Short story competition Cancelled

12 November - Literary Allsorts (City Screen Basement) Cancelled

4th February Pam Gardner: Writing 
4th February Pam Gardner: Wri
Prose Reading with 


1st July Competition 

5th August Steve Nash: Poetry 


Non-Fiction, with 

David Mark 

Reading, Music and 


Local Writers? Night



7th October Thoughttree: Gothic 





Writing Workshop

AGM and Seasonal 

Writing Challenge 

End-of-year Social