Diary and Events 2018
Diary and Events 2018
Each meeting unless otherwise noted is on the second Monday of each month starting at 7.15 for 7.30 pm
January - no formal meeting but an evening 'literary dinner', date to be arranged. Details when arrangements finalised. Members meet in a restaurant and enjoy each other's company discussing projects.
Next Committee Meeting Thursday 8th February - Spread Eagle 19.00: Report here
February 12 Business Matters (BBM); Members describe ongoing projects (MOP): Main Business (MB) Crafting short stories, short shorts; flash fiction (Lead by Michael with members being invited to consider opening lines and 'punch lines'. Members are invited to bring examples. Select books you have read which finish with a shock or flourish or begin with something you just have to keep reading. Report here
February 27 Tuesday: Critique Group: Topic Short Stories. Details sent by email to members.
March 12: AGM. BBM; MOP; MB: (Since the AGM tends to be short there will be a Work Shop. Members asked to write on the evening THERE AND THEN according to topic announced by the Chair - a 300-500 word piece which will then be read out as far as time allows. (Country members will shortly receive further information on this matter, so that they also can take part.) This should be a busy evening.
April 9: BBM; MOP; MB: Our speaker will be CHITRA SOUNDAR. She will be speaking about short story writing. Chitra is a published author, both in the field of books and short stories.
April 18: Committee Meeting Spread Eagle, time to be announced.
MAY 14 BBM:MOP; MB: Jon leads a writing session, details to follow
June 11 BBM; MOP; MB: Internal competition for Short Stories; prizes for first three - texts to be sent to Michael by attachment or to the Chair by post. Members are encouraged to go entirely web-based. Mike and Michael will combine to create booklet for the evening. Length 1,500 words topic is completely open, but must be fiction.
July 9 BBM; MOP; MB: Visiting Speaker***
Aug: Literary Event - details to be announced - evening meal at the Boulevard Restaurant Croydon, or an alternative.
Sept 10 BBM; MOP; MB: Leslie Hook Poetry Competition (entries by post - preferably email to Michael who will produce a booklet) Members present will vote - cup to be awarded)
Oct 8: BBM; MOP; MB: Visiting Speaker: To be Announced***
Nov 12 BBM; MOP; MB): Daphne Moss Evening - Non-fiction
Dec 10 BBM; MOP; MB: Christmas Party
Jan 2019: A Literary Dinner at a venue to be announced.
*** The three sessions allocated to visiting speaks may change according to availability or other projects arising.