What we do

Workshops take place either on a weekday evening or on occasional Saturdays. Workshops are held in a classroom at All Saints Community Hall (Foxhall Road) and involve discussion and writing exercises. Find out about our upcoming workshops here.

Writing competitions and anthologies are listed on our wordpress site, where you can also read stories by members of the group and previous competition winners.

Shut Up And Write meets every Thursday morning 10am-12pm in the cafe at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot. Bring your computer or a notepad, and buy your refreshments in the cafe.

Pub meet-up at the Price of Wales, Didcot (opposite the train station), happens monthly - check the calendar for dates. We meet from 7-9pm, and often stay later.

Critique group: new for 2020! This is your chance to receive feedback on your work from other members of the group. Works will be circulated in advance and meeting times arranged to suit those signed up. Get in touch to register your interest.

What else?

Book launch party
We launched our first anthology of short stories, 'The Most Normal Town in England', in December 2018, and covered the wall at Cornerstone Arts Centre in quotes from the works included. You can buy a copy of the anthology here. Our next two launch parties are Saturday 28th September and Wednesday 4th December 2019. Join our mailing list or get in touch to hear full details.

Writing on the Wall
In February 2018 we took over the wall in the Study at Cornerstone, and wrote up quotes from our favourite books. See photos from the event here. We revised our wall-art for the launch of The Most Normal Town in England in December 2018, you can see it here.

Inspired by...
Didcot Writers was invited to take part in a gallery exhibition at Cornerstone Arts Centre. We provided print-outs of twenty prose and poetry works inspired by the theme of 'water' and five images to accompany the work in the gallery space. This project was exhibited during March 2018. You can read six of the works exhibited here.

Got another idea?

If you have a project or event idea and want to work with us, find out how you can get involved.