CROYDON WRITERS Diary and Events Page

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

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. (Also see here for further details.)

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 HERE AND NOW a 300-500 word piece which will then be read out as far as time allows. A full evening.

April 9:        BBM; MOP; MB: Visiting Speaker (To be arranged)***

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 who will create a booklet for the evening. Length and Title to be announced

      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.

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