Guest Speaker and Christmas Readings!

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.

Emotions Workshop – 26th July

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!

Poetry Adjudication 2018

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.

Voices Workshop – 26th April

On the 26th we are having a session of thought and craft as our speakers Dennis Conlon and Sean Heslin lead us through talks and activities, as we explore the concepts of Developing Character Voice and Developing Authorial Voice.

It is a free event, though donations are encouraged. Any level of writing ability is welcome and we invite anyone who has an interest to come along and enjoy an evening of expanding writing concepts in unexpected directions.

Fables Fest @ Edge Hill – 23rd March

On the 23rd March (a Friday) we will be delighted to be taking part in the inaugural Fables Fest, a gathering of literary types from all over the North for a day of discussions and wordy enjoyment.

We will be doing an hour long poetry workshop at 11am, and everyone is more than welcome to come down and see what is happening.

New Year’s & Beginners Night

On the 18th January we are holding a gentle evening of encouragement for those who have promised themselves that they would write more this year, with activities designed to stimulate in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

It will be at our usual venue of Parenting 2000 at 8pm.

Activities so far include:

Quick Plot

Story Essentials

Simple Poem

Making a Character Breathe

Expressing Emotion

Short Story Update

Hello writers! Just to let you know that the Short Story 2017 is in it’s final stages of judging, however the winning announcement is being postponed till January.

General public availability of results will be after the Awards Ceremony on 25th Jan, but main winners will be informed sooner than that so we can sort out prizes and so on.

Watch this space…

Next Few Weeks

Just so you are all aware, the next few weeks have shifted around a bit:

7th Sept – Normal meeting

14th Sept – No Meeting – Going to see members play Tadpoles at 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool at 7.30pm.

21st – Mills and Boon Night In Honour of Roger Sanderson