Thanet Writers’ Groups

Each week Thanet Writers host various writing groups in Thanet for authors, poets and writers to gather, share their work and gain critique.

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Thanet Writers host various groups and events to give any and all writers an opportunity to share their work and gain critique. The groups are frequented by both hobbyists and professionals, authors of all genres, written and performance poets, journalists and bloggers, writers of short and long-form fiction, and non-fiction writers. A full and up to date list of current groups and events can be found at the Thanet Writers Event Schedule.

Thursday Writers’ Group

Every Thursday from 7:30pm, Thanet Writers gather in the Chapel, Broadstairs. The building was originally a chapel, as its name suggests, but between then and its current incarnation it was a bookshop. As a result, the building is still lined with shelves of books, creating a suitable setting for a writers’ group. The pub serves a fine and varied selection of craft and brewery beers and ales, along with local ciders, wines and various other interesting beverages.

If you would like to attend this group then you just need to come along. The group meet upstairs in the room off to the side, but the bar staff will direct you.

Poetry Feedback Group

On the third Thursday of every month, Thanet Writers host a written poetry discussion group at Cliffs in Margate from 2pm. Known for hosting creative gatherings and performances, it is an established hub of local culture and features extensive space and a welcoming atmosphere, along with damn good coffee. This event offers technical feedback and critique, discussion and support on the art and craft of writing.

If you are interested in this group, you are more than welcome to attend at your leisure. The gathering happens upstairs in the seating area. Just come along with or without a poem and you will easily find the group.

Performance Poetry Group

On the second Sunday of each month, Thanet Writers host a performance workshop group at the London Tavern in Margate from 6pm. A relaxed and friendly venue that hosts a monthly poetry night, it is a great place to begin learning the art of performance or to improve and refine stage skills. Along with regular host Connor Sansby, guest speakers will offer advice and techniques on performing to and commanding a crowd.

If you would like to attend this group, simply come along, with or without some poems. The people are friendly and welcoming and you will easily be able to find the other poets and writers.


All our groups are free to attend, and you do not have to bring something to be read. If you do bring some of your work, you do not have to read it aloud. If you are bringing writing to a group it is recommended that you bring at least five copies.

For more information about groups and events please take a look at the Thanet Writers Event Schedule. If you have any questions then feel free to get in touch via Facebook or Twitter and send us a direct message, send an email, or ask in the comments below.

The groups are designed to be a nurturing and supporting place to help writers grow and shape their craft. Everyone is friendly and welcoming, so by all means drop in for a chat.

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