St Albans has always been stuffed with literary talent. So, almost seven decades ago, the local writing community formed Verulam Writers.
Taking the name from the name of the Roman town where St Albans is now located, Verulam Writers meets in-person every two weeks and online on the alternate weeks. Evenings include manuscript critique sessions, competitions, workshops, social events, and guest speakers.
All writers are welcome. Members write fiction, non-fiction, poetry and screenplays. In fiction, members write in genres including crime, fantasy, sci-fi, historical, romance, literary fiction and everything in-between. Some members are at the start of their writing journey, and some are more prolific and professional novelists. It’s a mix which makes for a friendly and broad critique of manuscripts and lively workshops. Most recently, the group has collaborated to create Bloody St Albans an anthology of short crime stories, based on the city and the surrounding areas.
The in-house magazine, Veracity, available for free to non-members, is packed with articles on the craft of writing and showcases our members’ work.
New members are always welcome. To find out more about the group and read Veracity Magazine, visit our website: www.verulamwriters.org