The Secretary of Walsall Writers Circle, Dawn Rhind-Tutt, has announced the group’s new annual meetings programme.
The programme will be publicised on both the new and old websites; the WWC Old Site is currently our main site, while we transition to the new (this site), as well as through the WWC Twitter and Facebook feeds. It is expected that this site will take over completely by the end of the year, if not before.
Dawn has spoken to Park Hall Community Association, who organise the Circle’s meeting venue, and has confirmed that the Broadway North Centre will remain as our venue up until Christmas 2017, though it is possible that we will have to change venues in the new year as the Centre may close.
The first meeting of the new season is on Tuesday 14th September 2017, as listed below for your convenience, and on the main Programme page.
For further information, please contact Dawn on the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
WWC new programme
The 2017-2018 programme is as follows.
Meetings start at 7.30pm prompt and finish at 9.15pm.
Thursday 14th September 2017 Jon Hartless ‘Writing “Full Throttle: a steampunk exploration of social inequality.’ Copies of his new young adult novel, “Full Throttle” will be for sale.
Thursday 12th October 2017 Kerry Hadley-Pryce ‘Writing “The Black Country.”’ Talk about her novel “The Black Country” and the motivation and inspirations behind it as well as discussing her new novel. Copies of “The Black Country” will be on sale, approx. price £8.99.
Thursday 9th November 2017 Sandra Johnson ‘Creative writing and poetry evening.’
Also on 9th November 2017 Hand in fiction competition entries on the theme “treasures”, target audience children or adults. (1500 words maximum, 12pt Times New Roman, double line spacing, no names, one entry only, and title appropriate to the piece).
Thursday 14th December 2017 A. Stuart Williams ‘Citizen journalism and writing for news blogs and the local press.’
Also on 14th December: Announcement of winner of fiction competition and readings from the winning entrant(s).
Thursday 11th January 2018 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 on or edit. You will have the opportunity to share what you are currently working on in small groups or 1-1 to receive constructive comments. Writing prompts will be available for those wanting to start writing something new!
Thursday 8th February 2018 John Lester ‘How to enjoy poetry.’ Please bring with you six lines of iambic pentameter (the metre of Gray’s “Elegy in a Country Churchyard”) which you have either written or copied from an existing poem.
Thursday 8th March 2018 Alison Reed ‘Dialogue workshop.’
Thursday 12th April 2018 Richard Archer ‘Poetry Workshop: ‘Spring into Spring.’ Please bring pen and paper with you! Copies of his books will be for sale, £6 each.
Thursday 10th May 2018 Paul McDonald ‘Experiences and ‘how to’ of magazine submissions’.
Also on 10th May 2018 Hand in non-fiction competition entries on the theme “the world’s worst problems”, (1500 words maximum, 12pt Times New Roman, double line spacing, no names, one entry only, and title appropriate to the piece).
Thursday 14th June 2018 Writing and feedback night. Please bring along any of your own work that you want to continue working on, receive feedback on or edit. You will have the opportunity to share what you are currently working on to the whole group, small groups or 1-1 to receive constructive comments.
Thursday 12th July 2018 Annual General Meeting followed by announcement of non-fiction competition winner and the reading of the winning entrant’s and runners-up’s work.
Any further updates or changes to the programme will be announced on the Programme page and as news posts.