Solent Writers Circle

Livinia Hammond Cup

The Livinia Hammond Cup

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.

We also have a number of internal competitions each year including the Livinia Hammond Cup, the Anthony Collinson Award for Humorous Writing and Patsy's short, short story competition. W
e also share ideas and news of external competitions and activities                                                                       

Programme for 2023/24

Date of meeting

Prep to be read
(approx. 600 words)

Competition entries to be handed in this month.* 

16th May 2023 Too Many Steps Results of the Livinia Hammond Cup announced (May or June meeting)
20th June 2023 The Fountain
18th July 2023 47 Pence
19th September 2023 Green Eyes
17th October 2023 The Derelict House Anthony Collinson Award for Humorous Writing
"It Happened at the Vets"
21st November 2023 The Secret Diary

12th December 2023
Christmas Party


The Old Man's Beard Results of the Anthony Collinson Award announced
16th January 2024 The Lost Teddy

20th February 2024 I Wish I Knew That Patsy’s very short, short story competition. 
"Keeping Secrets"
100 words exactly, excluding title, but it must have a title. Correctly hyphenated words count as one word.

19th March 2024

Whitewash OR Fit for a King
16th April 2024
A Quiet Child

The Livinia Hammond Cup Competition.
“Getting Better All the Time”

21st May 2024 Walking to Work Results of the Livinia Hammond Cup announced (May or June meeting)
18th June 2024 The Thin Red Line OR The Doll in the Window

16th July 2024

A Pinch of Salt
* Up to 1000 words unless specified otherwise.