Meetings are held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, with breaks at holiday times. The venue for the meetings is St Joseph's Church Hall, situated on the corner of Park Lane and Berkshire Drive, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 5JJ (click here for map).
Thames Valley Writers' Circle is self-funding and subscriptions are on a pay-as-you-attend basis. This is currently £3.00 per session which pays for the hire of the meeting room, guest speakers, publishing anthologies etc. It also includes tea or coffee and biscuits at half-time.
Most meetings are devoted to members reading their own work, which is commented on by the others present. Members are encouraged to make positive, constructive comments. Members with longer works can also produce copies for others to take away and return with comments.
We also arrange workshops and occasional guest speakers. We organise trips to outside talks or workshops and reciprocal visits to other writers' groups (see calendar).
Details of local and national writing and poetry competitions are circulated to members. We also conduct our own competitions (see Competitions and Homework) which are either judged by an outside expert or by members themselves.