Reading and writing groups

Reading groups

Adult reading groups take place at many of our city libraries. Join a reading group or set up your own group to discuss books and meet new people.

Read aloud book group

Do you love stories and books? Would you like to join us to read aloud, listen to and discuss books?

Join us for reading aloud. Share a conversation, a cup of tea and meet new friends at this informal group. This group is suitable for those who have a visual impairment.

  • Jubilee Library - every Friday from 1.45pm to 3.45pm. Free. Just drop in.

For more information or to join a group please contact bookgroupslibraries@brighton-hove.gov.uk or telephone 01273 296934. 

Writing groups for adults

Brighton & Hove Libraries Services have several writing groups who meet in libraries across the city. Supported by Brighton & Hove Libraries, each group is run by a local writer and each has a slightly different character. By becoming part of a writing group with Brighton & Hove Libraries, customers are also able to access other support and services from us and our partners.

Details on groups and information on how to book.

  • Hove Library writing group meets on the first Saturday of the month, 11am to 1pm. Contact hovewriters@outlook.com     

  • The Phoenix Writers writing group meets on the third Saturday of the month at Hove Library, 2.30-4.30pm. Contact thephoenixwriters@gmail.com

​​Both the Hove groups welcome new  members.

  • Portslade Library writing group meets monthly on Fridays 10.45am to 12.45pm. This group is currently full. Please contact Portslade Library on 01273 296914 if you wish your name to be added to a waiting list.

Further information about writing groups in Brighton & Hove and across the South East can be found at https://www.newwritingsouth.com/writer-groups