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 2019/20

Date of meeting

Prep to be read
(approx. 600 words)

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:
"The Handyman"

19 November 2019 Encounters (Playwriting Workshop)

10 December 2019
Christmas Party (venue tbc)

The Phone Call Results of the Anthony Collinson Award announced
21 January 2020 The Battered Red Book

Patsy’s 100 word competition.
100 words exactly (excluding title).
There must be a title and it mustn't be the prompt, which is "Leaving".

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.