About The West Country Writers’ Association
The West Country Writers’ Association is an association of published and aspiring authors in any field of writing who live in or write about the West Country. As the mission statement says, it brings together people with a common interest, to share ideas, form friendships and make contacts. It is not a campaigning or promotional organisation, but it tries to bring writers in touch with other people who share their concerns.
What does it do?
The main event each year is the Annual Writers’ Weekend, held over a weekend in the spring in a hotel in one of several venues around the West Country from Worcester to Penzance and Barnstable across to Salisbury. The Writers’ Weekend includes the Annual Luncheon and AGM, as well as talks from authors, panel discussions on items of professional interest to writers, a book exhibition with the opportunity to sell members’ books, and visits to theatres and places of interest. Throughout the rest of the year, smaller gatherings are held at local pubs or members’ homes around the region.