History of the Group

During the 1960s, Slough Council started an evening class devoted to Creative Writing. Initially it was popular but, as can happen with evening classes, the would-be writers gradually fell away. Week by week the numbers dropped until there were just four left and the class was discontinued.

Rather than disappear, the remaining four writers decided to meet once a week in each othersí homes. This started in July 1967 and the Slough and District Writersí Group was formed.

By 1968 membership had increased to seven and they decided to advertise a short story competition in the Slough Evening News. Entries filled two large boxes and so many would-be writers wrote asking to join the Group that a room was booked in the old Slough Library for Monday evenings.

Since then, we have had several changes of meeting place and name, becoming Slough Writers in 2007. The group still meets on a Monday night, the when and where can be found on the Contact Us page).

Our members are a mix of professional and hobbyist writers. We donít claim to teach people to write but we do encourage members to enter competitions, submit to publications and most of all write. As such, our members are always keen to suggest possible markets for work and have had many writing successes to their credit.