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.*|
|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
|20 November 2018||In the Country|
11 December 2018
|Odd Socks||Results of the Anthony Collinson Award announced|
|15 January 2019||Everything but the Kitchen Sink||
Patsy’s 60 word competition.
|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