Events Programme

Until the Covid situation eases the Group is sharing writing by email once a fortnight. Face to face meetings will be resumed as soon as the situation allows.

5th Adjudication of the Poetry competition by Roger Kendall

19th Members’ Manuscripts

2nd Theme –‘Candles’ (2nd February is Candlemas)

16th Theme –‘You wouldn’t believe it’

2nd Theme – Second Chances. This is the theme for the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School short story competition for 2021
Closing date for the Mini Saga competition – a story in exactly 50 words excluding the title

16th Theme – ‘Time to Rhyme’

30th Theme – ‘Passion’

13th Adjudication of the Mini Saga competition by Jill Freeman

27th Members’ Manuscripts
Sharing of images of six objects provided by the committee to inspire writing for 26th May.

11th Theme –‘Birds’

26th Theme – A piece incorporating all the objects displayed on 27th April
Closing date for the Artistic Licence competition, a piece of prose fiction on a subject related to the arts – e.g. music, painting, sculpture, theatre, dance


8th Members’ Manuscripts

23rd Theme –‘Food, glorious food’

6th Adjudication of the Artistic Licence competition by Oz Hardwick

20th Members’ Manuscripts (Possibly our first face-to-face meeting in a new venue. Watch this space!)

3rd Theme – a piece inspired by the first line of a poem

17th Theme –‘The River’
Closing date for the Blast from the Past competition – A piece of prose non-fiction related to an historical subject

31st Theme – ‘A walk in the park’


14th Poetry Evening
Nominations for 2021/22 Committee open

28th Adjudication of the Blast from the Past competition by TBA

12th Members’ Manuscripts

26th Theme – ‘A reunion’

9th AGM and adoption of 2021 accounts (if the Covid situation allows) – subscriptions for 2021-22 due – followed by Members’ Manuscripts

23rd Theme – ‘A conversation overheard’
Closing date for the Poetry competition

7th Christmas event

4th Adjudication of the Poetry competition by TBA

18th Member’s Manuscripts

Our friendly group meets once a fortnight in St Wilfrid’s Community Centre and is always open to new members from the Ripon area and beyond. Whether your interest is in poetry or prose, novels, short stories, plays, wacky humour, a more analytical style of writing, or just listening for the time being, you're very welcome.

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