In association with Southport Festival, we are proud to host one of our famous writing workshops, in the Theatre Bar in the Atkinson on Lord Street.
Open to anyone of any age, ability level or general disposition towards writing, all you need is yourself and a willingness to have your imagination sparked in a series of activities designed to coax words even from the most novice writer. This year will include new prompts such as Dictionary Corner, Amazing Tales! and Roll Up Poem, as well as old favourites like Reverse Story and Consequences. You can drop in an out as you please, but you are guaranteed to come away buzzing with your next scribbling idea!
As above, our PayPal is working again, so get those online entries in! Because of the delay in getting it sorted, we have decided to let digital entries have a late entry up to the 7th May.
We look forwards to your poems. Happy writing!
We are aware of the current issue with our PayPal account and payments. We are trying to sort it out as quickly as possible, however in the meantime if you wish to pay for the Poetry 2019 contest, or send us a donation, you are welcome to send a cheque to the address on the comp page.
Thank you for your patience!
It’s not just verses, and its only mostly romantic writing. All welcome to share!
We are returning to action on the 10th of January, with many a fine scribble to welcome in the new year. Made a a resolution to write more this year? Join us! We offer much friendly encouragement as ever.
Also: Thursday the 24th will be our much anticipated Short Story 2018 Awards evening. Some of you know the winners already, but it will be made official then.
See you soon!
Hello! The last two meetings of 2018 are going to be excellent. They are open to all comers, being Guest Speaker Ian Hall on the 13th Dec , then our annual mince pie fest and joyful Christmas Readings on the 20th Dec. Bring along anyone you like to come and enjoy the fun 🙂
We come back then on the 10th January, ready for all those New Year resolutions.
On the 25th October, there will be chills and shivers in our annual scary week. All are welcome to bring some spine tingling horror for all those fraidy cats amongst us to enjoy.
We are getting terribly emotional at SWC, with an evening dedicated to expressing our feelings in a variety of different work. There will be a talk from Dennis Conlon, writing activities and discussions about the best way to show the reader how you feel.
Free to enter, see you there!
On the 21st of June we are welcoming noted poet, Alison Chisholm to dispense her literary wisdom on our Annual Poetry Competition 2018 adjudication evening, where we will find out the winners and listen to some prize-winning poetry. All welcome.
On Thursday the 14th we are heading down to Reuters for a fun-filled evening of doggies and extremely good raffle prizes instead of our regular meeting. Please do not turn up at Parenting 2000 on that night as we will not be there! See the link below for more details and we hope you can join us with all your family and friends 🙂