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 and on the first Sunday of each month 11am-1pm, 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.

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.

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.

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.