Annual Events 2017

Will be updated with weekly themes and other events as time goes on.

2017
April

6th

Last day for subs

13th

20th

Joan Nicholson Judging – Carol Fenlon

27th

May

4th

6th

Southport Festival  – Creative Workshop, Atkinson, Saturday, 11.30am

11th

 Alt Chair

18th

Alt Chair

25th

Alt Chair
June

1st

 Theme – Darkness Lies

8th

Theme – Angels Cry

15th

 Theme – Devils Laugh

22nd

 Theme – Lions Roar

29th

Theme – Ravens Call
July

6th

  Poetry Comp Award Night – Guest Judge – Carole Baldock

13th

 Theme – Plumbers Bill

20th

 Theme – Born to Kill

27th

 Theme – Lovers Lament
August

3rd

 Summer Writing Workshop

10th

 Theme – The Time is Spent

17th

 Theme – Hope Rises

24th

 Theme – War Divides

31st

 Theme – Endless Bliss
September

7th

 Theme – In The Dark

14th

 Theme – Nobody Waits

21st

Autumn Open Mike/Workshop (TBC)

28th

 Theme – Through the Gates
October

5th

 Theme – First to Win

12th

 Theme – Love Begins

19th

 Theme – Feeling Mellow

26th

 Theme – Running Yellow
November

2nd

 Theme – Wrong Way Round

9th

 Theme – What’s That Sound?

16th

 Theme – Dancing Queen

23rd

 Theme – Making a Scene

30th

 Theme – Birds Flight
December

7th

 Theme – Out of Sight

14th

 Theme – Have No Fear

21st

Christmas Readings! Last one of the year
2018
January

11th

First one back!

18th

25th

February

1st

8th

15th

22nd

AGM
March

1st

8th

15th

22th

29th

Last day for subs

Annual Events 2016

As ever, these events and themes may chop and change as the year develops, so please do check back often, or contact us directly 🙂 Note – the Themes are just suggestions for those who need inspiration, we will cheerfully listen to/critique anything you bring.

March
31st Last Day for Subscriptions
April
7th
14th
21nd
28th
30th Public Workshop @ Art House
May
5th Open Mike Night
12th @ Write Blend/ Joan Nicholson Awards
19th Theme: Tit-For-Tat
26th Theme: A Dark Joke
June
2nd Theme: Clandestine
9th Theme: Circus Fun
16th Lindsey Holland/Poetry Competition Judging (To be rescheduled)
23th Theme: Unholy Alliance
30th Theme: Remembering
July
7th Theme: Pudding
14th Lindsey Holland/Poetry Competition Judging
21st Theme: Animal World
28th Theme: Holiday Snaps
August
4th Theme: Police Drama
11th Theme: Kings and Fools
18th Theme: The Best of Politics
25th Guest Speaker: Sally-Anne Tapia-Bowes
September
1st  Theme: Oddity Rex
8th Theme: Joy and Favour
15th Theme: Lonesome
22nd Autumn Open Mike
29th Theme: Triumphant
October
6th Theme: Planets Suite
13th Theme: Foreign Lives
20th Theme: Jewels In The night
27th Halloween Spooktacular – Scary stories encouraged
31st Last Day for Short Story Competition Entries
November
3rd Theme: For The Birds
10th Theme: Dangerous Times
17th Guest Speaker: Stephen Beattie
24th TBC – Public Workshop
December
1st Theme: Romance In Unlikely Place
8th Theme: Yellowbelly
15th TBC – Short Story Awards Night
22nd Christmas Readings / Last day till New year
January
12th First Day Back/ theme: Shining Stories
19th Theme: Open Your Eyes
26th Theme: A New Outfit
February
2nd Theme: Painful Reconciliation
9th Theme: Joyous Interlude
16th Valentines Verses
23rd AGM  Moved to 2nd March

Oh yeah, 2015 events

Whoops, 2015 is nearly over and we forgot to update the calendar.

Not to worry, remaining events (so far) are:

29th October – Ghostly Goings On!

31st October – End of Short Story Comp

17th December – Christmas Readings

7th January – 1st Meeting after New Year

11th February – Valentines Verses

25th February – AGM

 

Ye List 2014

Annual Events to be chopped and changed

B – Best use of word, T – Themed Night, A – Other Activity, L – Led Discussion, W – Workshop Night

06/03/2014

A; Worst Possible Opening

13/03/2014

B: ‘Planet’

20/03/2014

T: Yarn / Joan Nicholson Launch

27/03/2014

A: Reverse Story – ‘Mr Jones’ Dog died’

03/04/2014

A: Unhelpful Notes

10/04/2014

B: ‘Runner’ / Dennis Workshop Talk

17/04/2014

T: Roads (no meeting)

24/04/2014

A: 5 word story

01/05/2014

Joan Nicholson Judging A: Character Building

08/05/2014

B: ‘Prince’ / A: 5 word story

15/05/2014

T: Baroque / EGM

22/05/2014

A: Out of the hat story

29/05/2014

The Chair Is Off

05/06/2014

B: ‘Posy’

12/06/2014

T: Poison / A: Poems For The Future

19/06/2014

A: Make Them Write It 1

26/06/2014

A: Make them Write it 2

03/07/2014

B: ‘Minimalism’

10/07/2014

T: The Game

17/07/2014

Alternate Week

24/07/2014

Public Workshop Night

31/07/2014

B: ‘Funk’ / L: Kate on Construction

07/08/2014

T: Eternity

14/08/2014

WWI Centenary Night

21/08/2014

Open Non-Mike

28/08/2014

B: ‘Abandoned’

04/09/2014

T: Growth

11/09/2014

A: Inspiring Words

18/09/2014

Guest Speaker: Freda Lightfoot

25/09/2014

B: ‘Scraggy’

02/10/2014

T: Origin

09/10/2014

 L: Rob on E-Publishing

16/10/2014

 A: Converting Forms

23/10/2014

B: ‘Pursuit’

30/10/2014

T: Technology

06/11/2014

A: Embellishing Memories

13/11/2014

 B: ‘For ages 6 and up’

20/11/2014

Open Mike mk2

27/11/2014

T: Stolen

04/12/2014

 A: Rainbow Paragraphs

11/12/2014

Nothing To Report.

18/12/2014

Christmas readings

25/12/2014

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01/01/2015

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08/01/2015

L:

15/01/2015

B: ‘Tension’

22/01/2015

(provis) New Year Wrisolution Day

29/01/2015

 T: Into The Mind

05/02/2015

12/02/2015

B: ‘Tiny’

19/02/2015

Valentines Verses

26/02/2015

A.G.M.

05/03/2015

12/03/2015

B:

19/03/2015

T: Chase

26/03/2015

 

Other Dates

31/03/2014 Final Subscription date
Garden Party
 18/07/14 Guest Speaker 1
Guest Speaker 2
 21/08/14 Open Mike
Christmas Dinner
 24/07/14 Public Event 1
Public Event 2 – Charity
 01/06/14 Short Story Launch
 31/10/14 Short Story End
Poetry Launch

 

Annual Events 2012/13 (to be updated)




2012

October
12th – Sefton Comp Closes
31st – Short Story Comp Closes

November
5th – Sefton Writing Festival
8th- Led Discussion (Entering Poetry Comps and Getting Published)
Winters Tales Deadline
11th – Sefton Presentation Evening, at the Clifton


December
20th – Christmas Readings
Committee Nominations


2013

January
Michael Sharp Nominations

February
21st – Valentines Verses
28th – AGM and MS Awards


March
Joan Nicholson Internal Comp
31st – Final date for subscriptions

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