Crewe & District Writers' Circle


AUG: New member Maggie Shaw has self published 13 novels and learned about FB marketing through online training. SEPT: Moragh progresses with her children's book "Digby Deep"; Claire kept a lockdown diary; Helen - poem accepted (John Barlass) and submitted a poem "City at Dusk" to a venture by Mel Wardle Wood. Sheila's short story "A Tiny Christmas Miracle" - shortlisted by My Weekly. OCT: Helen's "Safe and Sane" book featuring Nigella sold out very quickly. Proceeds to Cheshire Without Abuse. Maggie celebrated the launch of her book "The Eagle and the Butterfly". Trixi completed her Suite for clarinet and piano "Five Trees" and plans to record in the near future. Sheila - two festive short stories accepted by My Weekly, each to feature in a future annual. NOV: Helen's poem "The Touch" to be published in Strix magazine; Sheila's poem "Homeschooling" won the Crewe Library Covid19 Competition; Her Flash Fiction - "Fox" is to be featured in the Worcester Literary Festival anthology; Steve ran a half marathon and won a medal for running 75 miles! 

Sheila Blackburn
Steve Goodwin:
Moragh Carter:
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Maggie Shaw: htpps://

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Regular meetings of the circle take place in Nantwich on the second Tuesday of each month. If you are a budding writer or indeed, a published writer, and are interested in joining us, or would like to know more about the circle please contact us:

COVID 19 VIRUS UPDATE: The Circle is currently meeting on Zoom. Please contact us if you would like to join and attend meetings. ​

It was with deep sadness that we announced the passing of Waltraud Field end September 2019. Originally from Germany, Waltraud was one of the founding members of the Writers' Circle formed in 1964, and which she originally joined in order to develop her writing skills in English. She wrote poetry, articles and short stories both in English and her mother tongue, and was firstly a passionate and enthusiastic member, Treasurer and finally Chair, supporting and encouraging other writers and members of the circle as she felt she had been supported and encouraged. Along with her family, garden, cooking and writing, the Circle was one of the most important elements in her life and she chaired it until shortly before her death at age 91. The circle members were delighted to pay tribute to Waltraud by naming our international poetry  competition in her memory, and it was fitting that this should be done two years ago while she was still with us, and could enjoy the appreciation that members feel towards her for her tireless, 55-year service to the circle.