St Albans has always been stuffed with literary talent. So, almost seven decades ago, the local writing community formed Verulam Writers.
Taking the name from the name of the Roman town where St Albans is now located, Verulam Writers meets in-person on "odd" Wednesday evenings (1st, 3rd and occasionally 5th in the month) during term time at St Stephen's Church Hall, 1 Watling St, St Albans, AL1 2PT, and online on Zoom in the alternate weeks. Evenings include manuscript critique sessions, competitions, workshops, social events, and guest speakers.
All writers are welcome. Members write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and screenplays. In fiction, members write in genres including crime, fantasy, sci-fi, historical, romance, literary fiction and everything in-between. Some members are at the start of their writing journey, and some are prolific and professional novelists. It’s a mix which makes for a friendly and broad critique of manuscripts and lively workshops.
The in-house magazine, Veracity, available for free to non-members, is packed with articles on the craft of writing and showcases our members’ work.
Memberships fees for our 2022-2023 season are £42. If joining part way through the season, we will reduce the fee. Guests are welcome at all meetings for £3 per meeting or £5 when we have speakers. Guests can just turn up - no need to inform us in advance.
If you’d like more information, don't hesitate to contact us using the form below. We always welcome new members.