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.
18th Theme ‘Snow’ – face-to-face meeting replaced by a mixed media session
1st Adjudication of the Poetry Competition by Paul Mills
15th A ‘Write on the Night’ evening led by Peter Page.
1st Theme – ‘Community’ – this is the theme for the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School short story, poetry and children’s writing competitions for 2022.
Closing date for the Short Story competition – 1,200 to 1,700 words, any subject
15th Theme – ‘Time to Rhyme’, including some tips on song writing from Christine Summers
A choice of postcards to inspire writing for 29th March will be available.
29th Theme – Writing inspired by a postcard
12th Adjudication of the Short Storycompetition by Andy Croft
26th Members’ Manuscripts and book sale
Display of six objects provided by the committee to inspire writing for 24th May.
10th Talk – Maggie Cobbett on writing ‘Fillers’POSTPONED
24th Theme – A piece incorporating all the objects displayed on 26th April
Closing date for the Janet Barclay Memorial Trophy competition for a piece of humorous writing in any genre.
7th Theme – ‘Fairy Story/Dreams’ NB There is a one-off change of venue for this meeting, which will be held at the Workhouse Museum at 7.30 pm. There will also be an opportunity for those attending to view the exhibition prepared by museum volunteer and Group member Solvig Choi. TRANSFERRED BACK TO THE USUAL VENUE DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL
21st Theme – Maggie Cobbett’s postponed talk on writing ‘fillers’.
5th Adjudication of the Janet Barclay Memorial Trophy competition by (TBA)
An outing may be arranged during the month if the situation allows.
19th Members’ Manuscripts and book sale
2nd Theme – ‘If I had a time machine I would …’
16th Members’ Manuscripts and book sale
Closing date for the Article competition – a piece not exceeding 1,500 words on the theme of ‘Writing’
30th Theme – ‘At the Seaside’
13th Poetry Evening
Nominations for 2022/23 Committee open
27th Adjudication of the Article competition by (TBA)
11th Members’ Manuscripts and book sale
25th Theme – Writing for children (any age, any genre)
8th AGM and adoption of 2022 accounts – subscriptions for 2022-23 due – followed by Members’ Manuscripts if time allows
22nd Fortieth Anniversary meeting, Theme – ‘Highlights of Ripon Writers’ Group’
Closing date for the Poetry competition
6th (Pre-) Christmas event
10th Adjudication of the Poetry competition by (TBA)
24th Members’ Manuscripts and book sale