About us

Okay, so the picture’s of a chimp, which is an ape. Not a monkey.
But it is writing, which is really the point.

Turn up, sit down, start writing. Bring your laptop, pen and paper, quill and vellum, chalk or slate and sit and write with other writers who just want to do the same.

This is a very informal group for writers who need a place and a community to write. No structure, no membership, no formality. Turn up, sit down, start writing. That’s it. Sounds odd, but it works.

We don’t present or critique work formally – for that, you’ll need to join a writers’ group such as The T Party, to which some of us belong.

We’re currently meeting up on Mondays in the Royal Festival Hall. That’s in the South Bank Centre in London. We usually gather between 5.30pm and 6pm, write up until about 8.30pm or 9pm and then talk about what we’re doing and how it’s going. And pretty much everything else, too. But writing takes precedence, so we respect the needs of those who are on a roll and want to get a bit more done.

You can attend as often or as infrequently as suits you. But if you don’t live near enough to attend the meet-ups at the Festival Hall, or Mondays are no good for you, why not start a Million Monkeys chapter of your own? (There are Monkeys around the UK and Europe, as well as chapters dedicated to projects like NaNoWriMo.) If you do, or if you run any other writing group, we’d love to hear about it.

Details are available on our Facebook group and on Twitter, or you can contact us directly through this website. Or just come along and find us. Look for the bananas! We’re a friendly bunch, and we’re always keen to meet new monkeys. Chimps. Whatever.