West Oxfordshire Writers’ Group

WOW is an “open” writers’ group – we have no formal membership structure, and no restrictions or qualifying criteria. Because the majority of members have families, jobs and assorted other commitments, very few are able to get to every meeting. This natural ebb and flow means there are usually between five and ten members at each meeting.

The range of writing is huge … from fact to fiction, children’s stories to adult, shorts to epics, poetry … and there’s a very strong play/screen play ‘section’.

WOW meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month. They start at 7:30 pm, and usually finish at about 10 pm. We often have a ‘comfort’ break half way through … and this allows us to recharge our cups and glasses.

Next Meeting Dates:
Thursday 6th April 2017
Thursday 20th April 2017

The Chequers – our venue

We usually meet in The Chequers, near the Theatre in Chipping Norton. The Landlord, Jim Hopcraft, is a published poet himself.

We use the back room known as the Barn Room (straight through the bar, past the restaurant to the end of the corridor).The Chequers, Chipping Norton - WOW meeting place


We are very fortunate to be supported by Jim at The Chequers – he provides the room without charge. We support him in return by each of us buying at least one drink during the meeting … Jim’s establishment has a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including tea and coffee.

To contact WOW, please email enquiries@wow-group.org.uk