Welcome to Hertford Writers’ Circle
You can also buy copies of our anthologies, and other books we have published.
Hertford Writers’ Circle is an active and friendly group of writers: between us we span a wide range of experience, background and genres that we work in. We have members working on novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays, as well as non-fiction such as travel writing, local history, science and family history.
Some of us have publications to our name, some have not (yet); some have completed full length novels while others are still thinking about their first paragraph! All of us are passionate about writing and keen to develop our craft.
May 2013: click on HWC Latest for news of recent successes . . .
Go to HWC Latest to see our news and to read short stories and poems by Hertford Writers’ Circle members.
To date we have published four anthologies of members’ work. The first, entitled Endings… had a short print run and is now a collector’s item! Our next two, Changes… and Reflections… are available to buy from this website. In December 2010 we launched our fourth anthology: Encounters…, also available from this website
And in December 2013, we are launching our new collection: Four Rivers and a Castle, see below for more information.
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Michael Dobbs is new HWC Patron
Bestselling author Michael Dobbs has agreed to be the patron of Hertford Writers’ Circle.
Michael Dobbs – who as Lord Dobbs of Wylye is also a working peer – grew up near Hertford and went to Hertford Grammar School, now Richard Hale School. He said it would be “an honour” to support Hertford writers.
Best known for his political thriller ‘House of Cards’, which hit the TV screens this year in a new remake starring Kevin Spacey, Michael Dobbs is also the author of the Harry Jones thrillers and a new play about Winston Churchill and Guy Burgess. Find out more on www.michaeldobbs.com
Our meetings in 2013, all meetings start at 8pm:
- Wednesday 16th January 2013
- Wednesday 13th February 2013
- Wednesday 13th March 2013
- Wednesday 17th April 2013
- Wednesday 15th May 2013
- Wednesday 19th June 2013
- Wednesday 17th July 2013
- no meeting in August
- Wednesday 18th September 2013
- Wednesday 16th October 2013
- Wednesday 13th November 2013
- Wednesday 11th December 2013 - note this will be held at Couryard Arts www.courtyardarts.org.uk, off the bottom of Port Hill, as it's the launch party for our New Collection - Four Rivers and a Castle. Come along and join in the celebration!
- and watch this space for 2014 dates, coming shortly . . . .