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 🙂
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.
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.
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:
Making a Character Breathe
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…