Welcome to the Cambridge Writers website. Here you will find a little about us and what we do, also profiles of some of our members and some samples of our work.

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Saturday, 1. Jul 2017 - Summer Social


5.00 – 8.30 pm at 22a Riverbank, Littleport

Our member Siobhan Carew and her husband have kindly made their farm available for this event. There will be a charge of £5 per head, and members are welcome to bring guests. You must also bring a dish (sweet or savoury) and some drink (whether alcoholic or not) to share. The farm is half a mile from Littleport rail station.

The summer timetable may change, but at the moment there is a train from Cambridge at 4.35 pm which arrives at Littleport at 4.48pm, and a train back leaves Littleport at 8.58 pm, arriving back in Cambridge at 9.22 pm.

Members may wish to share lifts, so if you can either offer one, or need one, please contact the Secretary, Siobhan Carew siobhan.carew@cantab.net It can also be arranged to pick you up from Littleport station.

Non-members who might wish to use this chance to meet us are are also welcome, but should contact the Chair:  Harry Goode harry.huguette@ntlworld.com



The e-book with the  winning entries from the 2017 Cambridge Writers Short Story competition is now available on Amazon.

The short stories are by Michael English, Les Brookes, Helen CulnaneSiobhan Carew, Jane Phillips and Nicola Gifford-Cowan.


Annabel Lee provided the cover art.

Huguette at Hot Numbers


Friday 9 June 2017 (7.30 pm), Hot Numbers Cafe, Gwydir Street

Cambridge Writers Member Huguette sings la chanson Francaise.

The programme will include the very best of French songs from Piaf, Jacques Brel, Aznavour, Becaud, Juliette Greco and many others.

On the piano: Peter Britton
Free entrance. Collection at the end.
Come early.

Cambridge Writers Short Story Competition 2017: The Winners

11. Feb 2017
Thure Etzold

The judge Helen Marshall, teacher of Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University, announced the winners for this year's competition that was themed 'Rituals'. All authors were present and in a vibrant and stimulating evening  read the stories to us.

Submission schedules for 2017

22. Dec 2016
Tim Love

With all the competition deadlines and magazine submission windows around nowadays, it helps to plan ahead. Here are some suggestions for the first half of 2017