Solent Writers Circle

Each month we write a 'prep' of approximately 600 words on a set topic which we then read aloud to the group. After each reading other members can comment on the piece and make suggestions if they wish.

Livinia Hammond Cup
The Lavinia Hammond Cup

We have a number of internal competitions each year including the Lavinia Hammond Cup, Patsy's competition and the Anthony Collinson Award for Humorous Writing amongst others.

We also share ideas for external competitions and activities.

Programme for 2018/19

Date of meeting

Prep to be read
(approx. 600 words)

Competition entries to be handed in this month.* 
15 May 2018 The Village Fete Results of the Lavinia Hammond Cup announced (May or June meeting)
19 June 2018 I'm Sorry, but I've Changed My Mind
17 July 2018 Money Can't Buy Happiness

18 September 2018

16 October 2018 Finishing Barbara's Story - "What Happened to Your Friend?"

Anthony Collinson Award for Humorous Writing entries due
"The Family Reunion"

20 November 2018 In the Country

11 December 2018
Christmas Party

Odd Socks Results of the Anthony Collinson Award announced
15 January 2019 Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Patsy’s 60 word competition.
60 words exactly (excluding title).
There must be a title and it shouldn't be the prompt, which is "Lucky Break"

19 February 2019 First Date Results of Patsy's competition announced
19 March 2019 Love in a Mist

16 April 2019

The Poison Pen Letter The Lavinia Hammond Cup Competition entries due.
"Jumping to the Wrong Conclusion”
21 May 2019 You Never Know With Jane Results of the Lavinia Hammond Cup announced (May or June meeting)
18 June 2019 Full Bloom
16 July 2019 Midsummer Madness

* Up to 1000 words unless specified otherwise. £1 entry