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We are a group of people who enjoy writing as well as sharing our writing and aim to provide a supportive environment for writing aspirations.


Annual Subscription: £2 – payable at any time of the year – entitles you to the following:

To vote at elections of Committee officers, attend meetings at the discounted rate of £2, join our subgroups, borrow books from Hatchery Writers’ library, promote your books to the group and on the website, write blogs or reviews of meetings for the website, lead a workshop that has been approved by the committee, suggest topics or speakers for future meetings.

New members are always welcome.

If you would like further information or want to join Hatchery Writers, please write to or send a message on our Contact page.


Hatchery Writers usually meet on the third Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm. Sometimes it may be necessary to reschedule a meeting to avoid clashing with an important public holiday.

Each meeting is individual in content, style and character.  It can be a get-together of members to share their writing, a talk by an author, a workshop on aspects of writing, a presentation or even a preview of a Fringe show.  The common denominator is that all our meetings are related to the process of being creative with words.

Come along to any of our monthly meetings.  See you there!


Vallance Community Centre, 2 Conway Court, Sackville Road, Hove, BN3 3WR.   (

Buses 5, 5A and 5B stop at Coleridge Street.

The Centre has access for wheelchairs and a toilet suitable for the disabled.


One Comment
  1. kath permalink

    Hi I am a member of Hatchery and have been attending the Sat meetings for some time. I enjoy the talks and workshops provided. I like the fact that there is no pressure to write anything, instead we listen, discuss and share our aims and progress as writers.

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