Our Next Meeting



Thursday 14 July at 7:30pm

An Open Mic Evening

Open Mic

The meeting will be an open mic evening. Pieces brought along by members and guests alike. These should be 5 minutes in length as a maximum. A feedback option will be available for those audience members who wish to do so.

This is an opportunity to share your work (or an extract thereof) and hopefully, should you wish, get some constructive feedback from your fellow writers.




Members' Competitions

WSW Members - Memoir Competition

Now open for entries - deadline - 14 July 2022

 Maximum 2500 words

To be judged by Theresa Gooda

More details can be found here



WSW Members - Poetry Competition

Write a poem which includes a sea creature in some way

Maximum 30 lines

The competition will be judged by John McCullogh

Deadline for entries will be midnight on 11 August 2022


All current and new members of WSW are entitled to enter.

Entry should be by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Rules for entering members' competitions can be found here








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 Coast Lines Anthology

Celebrating 80 years of West Sussex Writers, this anthology features short stories and poems from 35 members, spanning many styles and genres. Coast Lines is available in paperback This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or on Kindle via Amazon.

Includes work from the following writers - Sue Ajax-Lewis, Alison Batcock, Terence Brand, Rose Bray, Ian C. Black, Caroline Collingridge, Suzanne Conboy-Hill, Richard Buxton, Paul Doran, Derek Eastwood, Liz Eastwood, John Falconer, Patricia Feinberg Stoner, Rhona Gorringe, Patricia Graham, Wendy Greene, Pat Hopper, Jackie Harvey, Alison Hawes, Lyn C. Jennings, Audrey Lee, Alexander Medwell, Laurie Morris, Christine Mustchin, Janet Rogers, Kathy Schilbach, Dave Simpson, Cherrie Taylor, Lela Tredwell, Nina Tucknott, Andrew Westgate, Terry Westwood, Phil Williams and Sandra Wood-Jones.

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