Crewe & District Writers' Circle


JANUARY: Helen's pamphlet "This Lexia and Other Languages" is to be published by V.Press.​ FEBRUARY: Sheila has had a short story accepted by My Weekly, for the February edition. Her children's story "Jazz" has been published by KDP. Sheila gave a talk to Y1 and Y2 of Edleston Primary about being a writer for their "aspirations day. Helen's poem "Oysters" is to be published in Prole Magazine. JUNE: Trixi has completed a short piano suite inspired by lockdown titled "Songs for Uncertain Times" and has begun a suite for clarinet and piano.Helen and her chicken Nigella, and indeed Auntie Phyllis have attracted a large FaceBook following, with their fun and spirit-raising Sane & Safe Tips. We're hoping this will make it to book form! The Circle hosted two successful Zoom open mic sessions that were also relayed live on Facebook.  


Sheila Blackburn
Steve Goodwin:
Moragh Carter:
​​​Trixi Field:

Love writing? Want to meet like-minded people?
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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 encouragingother 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.