For those interested in joining a book reading or writers group here are a  few in the Harlow and the surrounding area.

Harlow Writers’ Workshop

Meet: Every Thursday morning from 10-12 noon.
Venue: Moot House, The Stow, Harlow, CM20 3AG
Contact details: The Secretary, Harlow Writers’ Workshop, c/o Moot House, The Stow, Harlow, CM20 3AG
Tel: 01279-321665
or: Adrienne Tinn
Tel: 01279-723948
Info:  This prize-winning group has been going for over 20 years.  They read and make helpful criticism of each other’s work – poetry, stories, articles and novels.  They give presentations to the public and are taking part in the Harlow Festival this year.

Inkwells Christian Writers Group

Meet: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm
Venue: The Salvation Army Centre, Tendring Road, Harlow
Contact Details:  01279 441581

The Stortford Scribblers

Meet: Every other Thursday at 8 pm
Venue: Apton Road Day Centre, Bishop’s Stortford.
Contact Details: Lesley –

Ware Poets

Meet: 8 pm on1st Friday in the month, except August (no meeting) & December, second Friday.
Venue: Ware Arts Centre, Kibes Lane, Ware.
Info: Poetry evenings, Guest poets, Readings from the floor. Fees £4/£2.50
Frances Wilson (01992 503147)
John Godfrey (01462 431098)

Reading Group

Meet: Monthly 2.30 – 4.00pm
Venue: St Johns Art & Recreation Centre, Market Street, Old Harlow
Contact: 01279 442447

Harlow Booktalk Group

Meet:  First Tuesday of the month 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Venue: Harlow Central Library, The High, Harlow, Essex CM20 1HA
Contact: Ly Tran 03330132668 or
Info: This is a mixed group – men and women, all ages and with very different reading tastes.
The love of books and reading and talking about books and reading is what brings them together.

Tye Green Booktalk Club

Meet: Last Tuesday in the month, 3.30pm
Venue: Tye Green Library, Tilegate Road, Harlow CM18 6LU
Contact: Sue Cholerton (Tye Green Library Manager) 01279425002
Info: New members welcome

Mark Hall Reading Group

Meet:  Every third Tuesday of the month 2 pm – 3 pm
Next event 16th October 2018
Venue:  Mark Hall Library (Stow)

ARC Reading Group

Meet: Monthly, Thursday, 2.30pm
Venue: St John’s Arts and Recreation Centre, Market Street, Old Harlow
Contact: Viv Goodfellow (Old Harlow Library Manager)01279 433170
Info: This is a very mixed group of men and women and all ages. 
They have been meeting regularly since December 1997 and read a great variety of books.