Walsall Writers’ Circle Meeting Reminder – now extended to 9.30pm!

Two items of good news for members of Walsall Writers’ Circle this month! Firstly, thanks to a kind donation organised by member John Lester, we will be extending the length of our meetings by 25% – effective immediately.  This means that members will now be able to benefit from a full two hour session!  Secondly, a reminder of our October meeting:

MEETING REMINDER

This month’s meeting is tomorrow, 11 October 2018, from 7:30pm at Walsall College Hub in room 209 (not our usual meeting room), until 9.30pm.

The speaker for the evening will be author Deborah Install on ‘The Robot in my Garden’, fiction and making a debut novel into a winner. ‘The Robot in my Garden’ has sold thousands of copies in over 12 languages.

You can find more information about Deborah Install here:
http://andrewnurnberg.com/book-author/deborah-install/

For information on subsequent meetings and membership, please check out our Programme page and the Meetings & Subs page.

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Walsall Writers’ Circle 2018-19 programme published

Our meetings programme for the new 2018-19 season of Walsall Writers’ Circle, which starts on Thursday 13th September, has now been published, and has been circulated to members.  Full details, which include both meetings and members’ competitions, may be found on our Programme page.

New members are always welcome – just come along to a meeting!  You can pay a £2 visitors/guests fee for the evening, and this will be discounted off your annual membership fee of £20 if you join the Circle.

We hope to see you soon!

Walsall Writers’ Circle Meeting 12th July 2018

AGM

This month’s meeting of Walsall Writers’ Circle takes place on Thursday 12th July at 7.30pm, when the Circle’s Annual General Meeting will be held, followed by the announcement of the winner of the annual NON-FICTION COMPETITION and the reading of the winning entrant’s work, plus that of the runners-up (timer permitting).

This will be the final meeting of the season, as the Circle will take a break in August and will reconvene in September, by which time the 2018-19 programme will have been published on this site.

For current information on meetings, venue and subscriptions, please click on this link.

LOUISE PALFREYMAN to speak to WWC on Thursday 14th June – REMINDER

Schedule Change

Due to illness, it was necessary to make a last minute change to Walsall Writers’ Circle’s programme back in March, when the scheduled meeting was replaced by a WRITING AND FEEDBACK NIGHT led by Dawn Rhind-Tutt.

Notification was given then that the scheduled presentation by LOUISE PALFREYMAN, Writer in Residence at the University of Wolverhampton, would instead be given on 14th June 2018, when she would tell us about her Black Country Blog and run a workshop of life writing. That change stands, and this post is a reminder for members and potential visitors.

Check out her blog: blackcountryartsfoundry.wordpress.com for more information!

More information on Walsall Writers’ Circle meetings via this link.

Change to WWC meeting on Thursday 8 March

Schedule Change

Due to illness, it has been necessary to make a last minute change to the Circle’s meeting programme. The meeting this Thursday 8 March will now be a WRITING AND FEEDBACK NIGHT led by Dawn Rhind-Tutt. Please bring along any of your own work that you want to continue working on, receive feedback or edit. You will have the opportunity to share what you are currently working on with the whole group, small groups, or 1-1 to receive constructive comments.

LOUISE PALFREYMAN, Writer in Residence at the University of Wolverhampton, will now be coming along on 14th June, when she will tell us about her Black Country Blog and run a workshop of life writing.

Check out her blog: blackcountryartsfoundry.wordpress.com for more information!

We apologise for any inconvenience.

More information on Walsall Writers’ Circle meetings via this link.

Walsall Writers’ Circle meeting 11th January 2018 – CITIZEN JOURNALISM

The first Walsall Writers’ Circle meeting of 2018 takes place this Thursday 11th January, and will also be the first at our new venue, The Hub in Walsall, starting at 7.30pm.

This month’s talk and workshop is presented by A. Stuart Williams.  The subject is  CITIZEN JOURNALISM and writing for news blogs and the local press. Stuart will talk about the basics of citizen journalism and his own local work in the field.

Members attending will have the opportunity to ask questions, and also to try their hand at writing a fun news item, based on a quirky headline supplied by Stuart!   So be sure to bring a notebook and pen or pencil with you.  Originally scheduled for December 2017.

NEW VENUE

From this  meeting onwards, the venue for meetings of Walsall Writers’ Circle changes to ROOM HS210 in The Hub, a multi-purpose venue which is adjacent to and part of Walsall College.  The Hub has its own parking (see below) and is not far from Walsall Leather Museum, being an easy walk from Walsall Bus Station and Tesco or the bus stop outside The Prince pub in Stafford Street.

WWC meetings are from 7.30pm til 9pm, plus time to socialise in the Littleton café/restaurant afterwards. The Restaurant will take card payments over £5.00.

The Hub

Littleton Street West

Walsall

WS2 8ES

HUB PARKING

The car park at the rear of the building is free for Hub users, so there will be no parking charge for Circle members attending our meetings or when using the Littleton cafe/restaurant afterwards.

HUB WEBSITE

For more venue details, visit the Hub website by clicking on this this link.

WWC Meeting this Thursday

SPEAKER: SANDRA JOHNSON

This month’s meeting of Walsall Writers’ Circle takes place this Thursday 9th November at 7.30pm, when SANDRA JOHNSON will be speaking to members on the subject of Creative Writing and Poetry.

For venue and subscription details please click on this link.

FICTION COMPETITION

This meeting is also the opportunity for members to hand in their entries for this year’s fiction writing competition.

Entries have been invited on the theme ‘treasures’. Manuscript specification is as follows: 1500 words, 12pt Times New Roman, double line spacing, no names, one entry only, and title appropriate to the piece of work.  NOTE: a special feature of the competition is that the target audience can be either children or adults.

DECEMBER MEETING

Next month’s meeting, on Thursday 14th December, will see the announcement of the winner of the Fiction Competition, and readings from the winning entrant(s).

There will also be a talk by author, freelance journalist and photographer A. STUART WILLIAMS, on the topic of Citizen journalism and writing for news blogs and the local press.

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