Cambridge Writers have two kinds of meetings, the regular meetings of our writing groups which are described here, and the general meetings listed on this page.

Upcoming General Meetings

Meetings are held at Hartington Grove Friends' Meeting House, from 7.30 pm to about 9.30. Hartington Grove runs between Hills Road and Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge.

Non-members are welcome to attend these meetings (except the Annual General Meeting) at a charge of £3.

JUST THINK - If you join, you get all this, plus the working groups, plus free to enter competitions, plus a monthly Newsletter for only £20 a year!

Thursday, 30. Apr 2020 - Flash Fiction Competition

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* Due to the coronavirus this competition is held as an online event  *

 
Note that this event has been brought forward. It is a members only competition.
 
Here are the rules:
  • One piece of fiction per member, which must not exceed 250 words.
  • It must have a title of not more than 10 words. This is not part of your allowed word count.
  • Entries must be sent to my email address as Word attachments by no later than midnight on 30th April.
  • Your entry must be accompanied by a separate attachment bearing the story title and your name.
  • All entries will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement, email me to let me know.
  • All entries will be circulated to all members (not just the entrants) as a single file with names removed. This will be done by 7th May. I shall explain how the voting system will work.
  • Results will be announced by 14th May. First prize is £30, second £20, third £10.

Tuesday, 1. Sep 2020

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Andy McDonnell

Andrew McDonnell is the course leader for the English Literature and Creative Writing degrees at University Centre Peterborough where he undertakes research in Literary Theory, English Literature and Creative Writing.

His debut poetry collection, The Somnambulist Cookbook was published by Salt in June 2019. It is a series of poems that examine the quality of disappearance, how memory interferes with how we recall events, putting particular emphasis or spin on these events.

Tuesday, 6. Oct 2020

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Giles Yeo

Giles Yeo is a geneticist with over 20 years’ experience dedicated to researching obesity and the brain control of food intake. He took part in pioneering research that uncovered key pathways in how the brain controls food intake. His current research focuses on understanding how these pathways differ from person to person, and the influence of genetics in our relationship with food and eating habits.

Giles will present his book, Gene Eating: The Science of Obesity and the Truth About Diets, which is hailed as an 'anti diet' book, and gets more in-depth into the science of weight, obesity and diet.

Tuesday, 3. Nov 2020

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Rosie Sykes

Rosie Sykes is a food writer and chef, living in London and Cambridge who was, at one time, Head Chef at Fitzbillies. She has has cooked in the kitchens of some of Britain's most celebrated chefs, including Joyce Molyneux, Shaun Hill and Alastair Little. Her critically acclaimed gastropub, The Sutton Arms in Smithfields, London, established her as one of the most exciting cooks working in the UK, and from 2001 to 2003 Rosie wrote for the Guardian's Weekend magazine as The Kitchen Doctor.

Tuesday, 4. May 2021

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Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction, published in forty-nine languages and fifty-one territories. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide. In 2014, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s family and estate, Sophie published a new Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was a bestseller in more than fifteen countries. She has since published two more Poirot novels, Closed Casket and The Mystery of Three Quarters, both of which were instant Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers.