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…
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
Tonight at the usual venue we are having one of our always excellent Workshop nights, so feel free to come down and exercise your creative juices.
Also! Short Story 2017 is officially launched, with Chief Judge Jo Reardon lined up to sift the winners from the piles of creative talent. Note- the address for entries has changed this year, so check the rules carefully.
Good news! SWCIPC 2017 has been judged! We will be contacting the winners shortly and having an award evening on the 6th July at the usual venue to officially announce results after the usual checks and so forth have been done.
Why not come down and listen to judge Carole Baldock’s wise rulings and maybe pick up some tips for future poems?
Thank you a lot to all the many who entered, but sadly the comp is now closed for entries this year and the shortlist stack is being prepared ready to be mulled over by our chief judge Carole Baldock.
Results will be publicly available from late June, however if circumstances require extra judging time, we would appreciate patience. Each year we get entrants who get a bit excited by the thrill of the race and try to spur us on, but we would like to assure those people in advance that it is all being sorted and worthy winners will be announced when the time is right.
This years Joan Nicholson Internal Competition was a hard fought battle, but in the end, Barbara Marsh (top) won with her short story “When The Pipes Are Calling”, the trophy presented by our guest judge Carol Fenlon. Well done Barbara!
On Saturday the 6th of May, 11.30 AM, why not join us in the Theatre Bar of the Atkinson, where we will be setting up one of our infamous creative writing workshops as part of the Southport Festival?
We are taking taking requests for activities, but many of the old favourites will be returning, such as Insta-Poem and Reverse Story. Come down and exercise your literary muscles, or maybe just come dip a toe in the water and enjoy some speedily made-up entertainment!