Solihull Writers
 
 

Solihull Writers • 2016/17  Provisional Programme

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 14 : Paul
i) Finalising programme details / Setting competition parameters & subjects
ii) Open Readings in remaining time. Option = If only ......
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September 28 : Richard
Open Readings: bring your latest writing on any subject for comment & discussion
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October 12 : Ruth
Character development workshop Bring one of your fictitious characters
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October 26 : Carla
Plot structure workshop
!!!  Hand in fiction competition entries. Theme = Second Chance
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November 9 : Kathryn
Performance night: monologue, sketch or screenplay. Option = Not me!
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November 23 : Sarah
Fiction competition adjudication with David Deanshaw
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December 14 : Paul
Xmas jollity: bring a hat, a few eats to share & a small gift
Option = Ghost Story - max 800 words
!!!  Bring character pictures for distribution
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January 11 : Carnelia
Describe or use characters generated from previously circulated pictures
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January 25 : Richard
Poetry Workshop : discussion on various aspects followed by instant poems
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February 8 : Carla
Flash Fiction under 200 words: Option = A Brief History of ..........
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February 22 : Tony
Instant Writing: to a common scenario selected on the night
!!!  Hand in poetry competition entries. Theme = That Day
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March 8 : Haris
Aaargh! Discussion on introducing and maintaining peril and conflict in fiction
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March 22 : Trevor
Humour: Story, poem, sketch or article. Give us a laugh! Option = the Diary
!!!  Hand in article competition entries. Theme = Booming Birmingham
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April 12 : Paul 
Poetry competition adjudication and discussion with Richard Doron
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April 26 : 
David
Open Readings: option = Mayhem
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May 10 : Ray
Solihull Article competition adjudication & discussion with Gail Orton
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May 24 : ad hoc
Open Mike session @ Ebb & Flow : anyone can read (or sing) anything
around 7 minutes max each
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June 14 : Carnelia
Beginnings: first chapter cliffhangers
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June 28 : Isobel
Open Readings: Option = I threw it away
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July 12 : Paul
AGM & programme planning; Open Readings if time allows
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July 26 : Ray
Descriptive writing:
(i) observations out & about in town
(ii) return & present results
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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