The Circle was formed in March 1990. Its aim is to encourage and support writers of all levels of experience, and to raise the profile of writing in the area. We meet monthly in a creative hub where members can read their work, offering and receiving constructive feedback, in a friendly environment. There is a monthly newsletter, with details of competitions and markets, and we occasionally publish an anthology of members’ work. Annual awards are held with trophies and certificates presented at a special dinner in January. Visitors to our group are also welcome.