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 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.

​​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.

  • Clifftops Writers. Two hours of creative writing heaven at Saltdean library. First Monday of each month. Starts 4:45pm. 1 July, 5 August (Library closed, please check for alternative venue detail), 2 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December
    Book your taster session or ask for more details from Peter. Tel: 07530 051 567 Email:

Further information about writing groups in Brighton & Hove and across the South East can be found at