About Writers in the Peak

Writers in the Peak

meet on Thursday at 7pm 

in the Emerald Room 

at the Rutland Hotel, Bakewell.


Thank you for visiting our website at Writers In The Peak. We welcome new members. If you are interested in joining our group, please get in touch.

    We are a small, friendly, non-tutor-led writing  group seeking to improve our writing and have a bit of fun while we are at it. Our members’ writing interests are diverse and include: non-fiction, novel writing, short stories and flash fiction as well as poetry, satire, journalistic pieces, autobiographical accounts, science fiction and fantasy and travel writing. Our two-hour weekly sessions take place in a respectful and supportive environment. We encourage each other to give constructive feedback. We are all passionate about our writing and see the sessions as a way of helping and supporting each other to improve as writers.

    Current subs are £3 per person per session.  If you’re worried about turning up out of the blue and meeting an established group  just drop us an e-mail beforehand at the address below.

    Writers in the Peak was formed in 2008, and since then the group has taken part in several local writing events and festivals. These have included the ‘Poetry in the Garden’ event led by one of our members, and a Lamp-Post Literature installation, both of which formed part of the Bakewell Arts Festival 2010.

     In 2013 we published our first anthology of short stories, Peak Voices. We are currently producing a second anthology called Peak Echoes. Watch this space!

    As well as our meetings, we also host guest speakers on a variety of topics.  Recent workshops have included presentations from Gary CarrColin Greenland, Wendy Holden and Tim Kellett talking about their work.

    Our own members have also offered workshops on a variety of themes and topics, including dialogue, characterisation, punctuation, story structure, vignettes and writing for competitions.

For any further information contact:

Kath Aspinall  kath@phonecoop.coop

or Joyce  joyce.janes@talktalk.net


Come along and meet Helen Mort Derbyshire Poet Laureate

is visiting Writers in the Peak on

Thursday 27th November 2014

at the Rutland Hotel, Bakewell 7pm – 9pm

£5 per ticket, available on the night



Attention Youth Writers age 14 – 18 years

Attention Youth Writers age 14 – 18 year.  Do you write?  Would you like to improve your work?

Then join our new group Young Writers in the Peak on the first Thursday of the month

Meetings will be held at the Rutland Hotel Bakewell

Next meeting Thursday 6th November 5pm – 6.30pm

Contact joyce.janes@talktalk.net for more detail


Coming Soon Peak Echoes

Already available Peak Voices by Writers in the Peak

Writers in the Peak

****  Peak Voices, an eclectic collection of writing ****
by Writers in the Peak
Forward written by Lord Edward Manners
Available now at Bakewell Bookshop and Bakewell Visitor Centre

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