Each month we write a 'prep' of 500 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 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.
|Date of meeting||
Prep to be read
|Competition entries to be handed in this month.*|
|16 May 2017||DIY||Results of the Lavinia Hammond Cup announced (May or June meeting)|
|20 June 2017||Too Much Fuss|
|18 July 2017||A Casual Encounter|
19 September 2017
|As Grandmother Always Said|
|17 October 2017||A Night Under the Stars||
Anthony Collinson Award for Humorous Writing entries due
|21 November 2017||Do Not Disturb|
12 December 2017
|A Bit of Sparkle||Results of the Anthony Collinson Award announced|
|16 January 2018||What Happened to your Friend?||
Patsy’s 80 word competition. 80 words exactly (excluding title).
|20 February 2018||You Promised||Results of Patsy's competition announced|
|20 March 2018||Late Supper|
17 April 2018
|Storm Clouds Gathering||The Lavinia Hammond Cup Competition entries due.
"Once in a Lifetime”
|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|
* Up to 1000 words unless specified otherwise. £1 entry