Retford Authors set out their stall

by | 24 June 2022 | Hobbies, Retford

The Retford Authors Group meets every first Wednesday of the month at The Glasshouse in Retford, where they discuss upcoming events and festivals, and share their latest writings.

Anyone who has an interest in writing, whether they’ve published a book or are looking to do so in the future, is welcome to go along.

The Retford Authors Group comprises Esther Chilton, Graeme Cumming, Kevan Pooler, Dr Robert Tansey, John Holmes, Lesley Keating and Barry Upton.

Between them they have a list of well over 30 published books, in a wide range of genres: short stories, fantasies, thrillers, and non-fiction works, for adult and young readers. The group is always looking to expand and would be delighted to hear from writers of all genres.

The Retford Authors Group is taking part in the 2022 Newark Book Festival ( which starts on Thursday 7th July. The seven authors will have their own stall on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th, where their books will be on show.

Barry Upton said: “We are all very much looking forward to the festival and talking about our work and publishing experiences. We also hope to encourage more local writers to be part of the group, and to encourage and help them to get their works published.”

For more information, please contact Barry Upton on or visit, or find the group on Twitter @GroupAuthors.