HWS new season of events begins 28th September

The Hampshire Writers’ Society will resume live events at the University of Winchester from Tuesday 28th September.

Next HWS Event: Award-winning author Claire Fuller will be the main speaker on Tuesday 28th September

(4th Tuesday in the month) 7.30pm at the Winton Building Room 5, University of Winchester.

Claire has written four novels: Our Endless Numbered Days, Swimming Lessons, Bitter Orange, and her latest, Unsettled Ground was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. To find out more visit Claire’s website.

Martin White whose debut novel Faze is published in September will be the special guest.

A newsletter has sent out to members giving further details.

Opportunities for Writers

Please check the HWS Facebook Page for writing updates and opportunities to submit your work. www.facebook.com/HampshireWriters
There are a number of organisations e.g. competitions, agents, publishers, theatres and BBC asking for submissions. Always check the details and rules of entry, some are quite specific to location, age and experience.

News from YOU!

Please let us know what you have been up to during the past few months.  For many people,  it has been an ideal time to focus on their writing projects. 


The Hampshire Writers’ Society welcomes all aspiring and published writers wherever they live.

We will resume our normal programme of events from September  2021.

The annual subscription fee for membership of the Hampshire Writers’ Society is £35, free to full time students and visitors pay £6 per event.

Early bird offer £30 if paid before 30th September. Email Membership Secretary for details.

The subscription includes:

  • Membership for the season September 2021 until August 2022
  • Free entry to the monthly HWS writing competitions
  • Free membership of the HWS critique group
  • A stall at the Book Fair (December and June) for published members, includes self published
  • Entry to our events on Tuesday evenings.
  • Free membership to full time students with their student card

If you would like to receive the newsletter with details of writing opportunities, local events and competitions please contact us.

 To help you get started, here are some quick links:

View the programme

Apply for membership

Meet the committee

Contact us