Medway Mermaids Writing Group was formed in the late 1990s to meet the needs of local women who were passionate about creative writing; today, we also nurture social interaction and mutual support between members.
With the advent of self-publishing websites and the internet, publishing written work is so much easier than it was fifteen years ago. The anthology that was recently launched is a testament to that. Mermaid members don’t even have to go that far; all that’s required is the all-important passion for creative writing in any style. Our membership welcomes women of all ages, who range from total beginners with no experience beyond school essays, up to conventional published authors. We are proud that in the last few years fellow Mermaid, Elizabeth Haynes has become one of these. She has just released her fourth novel, now with Little, Brown Book Group but had joined Medway Mermaids before she was signed to her first publisher Myriad Editions. Elizabeth has kindly written the foreword for our book.
Medway Mermaids meet on the 2nd Monday of the month (except August) from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Sunlight Community Centre in Richmond Road, Gillingham, ME7 1LX. If you are a woman who would like to explore or improve this side of your creativity, you are welcome to join us as a guest for a taster meeting.
We exchange news, views and our written work by email. We read the work of other members and offer help and advice. Constructive critiques help members to improve and grow as writers as do the occasional guest speaker or mini workshop.