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 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.*|
|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|
17 September 2019
|I Can't Keep a Secret|
|15 October 2019||By the Light of the Moon||
Anthony Collinson Award for Humorous Writing entries due:
|19 November 2019||Encounters (Playwriting Workshop)|
10 December 2019
|The Phone Call||Results of the Anthony Collinson Award announced|
|21 January 2020||The Battered Red Book||
Patsy’s 100 word competition.
|18 February 2020||Leap Year||Results of Patsy's competition announced|
|17 March 2020||Sinking Feeling|
21 April 2020
|Tomorrow Never Comes||The Lavinia Hammond Cup Competition entries due.
"Beyond the Rainbow”
|19 May 2020||Time's Running Out||Results of the Lavinia Hammond Cup announced (May or June meeting)|
|16 June 2020||Secrets|
|21 July 2020||Hazy Saturday Morning|
* Up to 1000 words unless specified otherwise. £2 entry for up to two submissions.