Solihull Writers
 
 

Solihull Writers  •  Programme 2018-19

All meetings to start promptly at 7.30pm.There will be a 15 minute break at 8.30pm for chat & refreshment.

Set options are guidelines to be used if desired, but open reading of other works by members is equally encouraged.


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 September 12 // Paul

Finalise programme + Critiqued Readings. • Option "Lost Property" (possibly based on Helen's list)

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September 26 // Maureen

Critiqued Readings: Option "Broken"

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October 10 // Ruth

Plot & Character Workshop

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October 24 // Richard

Poetry Exercises: Option "I Saw You".

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November 14 // Carnelia

Critiqued Readings: Option "Hallowe'en".

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November 28 // Sarah

Marketing Workshop with Olivia Chapman

 • Hand in Fiction Competition entries: "The City After Dark"

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December 12 // Paul

Xmas Jollity: bring a hat, some communal eats & a small gift (around £3)

Option: "Ghostly Goings-on" (800 words max): story, poem, musical item, script (5mins max)

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January 9 // Robert

Fiction Competition Adjudication with Heidi Goody

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January 23 // Sarah

Critiqued Readings: Option "Biography in 800 words"

 • Hand in Poetry Competition entries

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February 13 // Nic

Instant Writing from a chosen sentence in a book.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------February 27 // Robert

Flash Fiction (200 words max): Option "A Crime"

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------March 13 // Richard

Poetry Competition Adjudication with Jane Seabourne (TBC)

 • Hand in Article Competition entries

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------March 27 // Isobel

Critiqued Readings: Option "Seaside Town"

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------April 10 // Nic

Fun Night: "Would I Lie To You?"

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------April 24 // David

Critiqued Readings: Option "Comedy Night"

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------May 8 // Dawn

Article Competition Adjudication

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------May 22 // Ray

Open Mic Session in Boston Tea Party pub, anyone does their own original thing with words.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------June 12 // Isobel

Critiqued Readings: Option "Writing from a Picture"

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------June 26 // Kathryn

Scriptwriting for Performance Workshop

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------July 10 // Paul (again?)

AGM + Programme Planning • Critiqued Readings (in the unlikely event that time allows)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------July 24 // Richard & Kathryn?

Short (10 minute max) plays for 2-5 people

"An Outing"

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Competition rules: 
fiction max 1000 words; poem max 40 lines; article max 1000 words.

Submit all entries under a false name.

Further info:

i) "Open Readings" are now renamed "Critiqued Readings" to put an emphasis on how we ought to be giving constructive criticism rather than just being entertained.

ii) Readings can be previously circulated online if desired.

iii) Each Reading to last no more than 5 minutes, followed by a 3 minute constructive critique session.

iv) Further critiques can be continued online where requested.

v) We will start Critiqued Readings meetings with a 5 minute writing exercise to get the creative juices flowing, but will not read out the results (unless there is time to spare at the end).