The committee racks its collective brain each year to come up with a range of themed evenings and other events to suit all tastes. Suggestions and offers of help are always welcome!
UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, MEETINGS RUN FROM 7.30 TO 9.30 p.m.
Saturday 6th – Twelfth Night Lunch
9th Adjudication of the Poetry competition
23rd Open MSS and Book Sale
6th Theme – Stories in 100 words (Reader’s Digest Competition tie-in)
20th Instant Inspiration (write at the meeting – committee to provide the inspiration)
6th Theme – A short play of up to five minutes length
Closing date for the Artistic Licence competition – a piece of prose fiction on a subject related to the arts – visual art, drama, music etc
20th Theme – ‘Country Life’
3rd Theme – Easter
17th Adjudication of the Artistic Licence competition.
1st Open MSS and Book Sale
Selection of six words suggested by members to inspire writing for 29th May
15th Speaker – Georgia Duffy, author and Harrogate bookshop owner)
Date tbc but Saturday 12th or 19th – Writing Development Workshop
29th Theme – A piece incorporating all the words selected on 1st May
Closing date for the Blast from the Past competition – a non-fiction prose piece on an historical theme.
12th Open MSS and magazine sale
26th Theme – Writing for a Publication – up to 600 words
10th Adjudication of the Blast from the Past competition
24th Open MSS and Book Sale
Saturday 21st – Outing to Ripon and Coxwold
7th Theme – Looking Back – a story of my life
Closing date for the Short Storycompetition
21st Theme – a historical story told on three postcards with each message no longer than 75 words
4th Speaker – Sue Hardy-Dawson will lead a workshop session – details to be announced
18th Poetry Evening including Poetry sub-group showcase
Nominations for 2018/9 Committee
2nd Adjudication of the Short Story competition
16th Open MSS and Book Sale
30th Theme – Brief Encounter
13th AGM and adoption of 2018 accounts – subscriptions for 2018-19 due – followed by Open MSS
27th Theme – Armistice
Closing date for the Poetry competition
11th Christmas Event
8th Adjudication of the Poetry competition
22nd Open MSS and Book Sale
Writing sub-groups where small groups of members come together to critique each other’s work will meet at times arranged within themselves – ask one of the Committee for details.