Solihull Writers
 
 

Solihull Writers  •  Provisional Programme 2017-18

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 13 // Paul
Finalise programme & competitions + OPEN READINGS in remaining time. 
Option: “3-minute warning”
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September 27 // Carnelia
OPEN READINGS: bring your latest writing on any subject for comment & discussion
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October 11 // Tony

ANNIVERSARY 2018: fact-based informative article or nostalgic recollection
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October 25 // Ruth

WORKSHOP: writing dialogues & monologues
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November 8 // Richard

POETRY EVENING: poetic exercises and games
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November 22 // Isobel
OPEN READINGS: Option: Travel writing (with illustrations if possible)
Hand in fiction competition entries
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December 13 // Kathryn

XMAS JOLLITY: bring a hat, some communal eats & a small gift (around £3)
Option: Ghost story (800 words max)
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2018

January 10 // A.A.Abbott
FICTION COMPETITION ADJUDICATION
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January 24 // Debbie
TALK &/or WORKSHOP: steps to stardom – a novel writer's progress
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February 14 // Trevor

OPEN READINGS: Option: “The Love Debate” (performance, monologue, poem or story)
Hand in poetry competition entries
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February 28 // Sarah

WORKSHOP: article writing
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March 14 // David

INSTANT WRITING: Sci-fi or fantasy based on several words chosen at random on the night
+ OPEN READINGS if time allows
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March 28 // Di deWolfson

POETRY COMPETITION ADJUDICATION
Hand in article competition entries
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April 11 //

“WOULD I LIE TO YOU?” we divide into 2 teams with fact or fiction stories
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April 25 // Sarah

OPEN READINGS WORKSHOP: exploring setting the scene; getting details right; research and realism.
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May 9 // 

ARTICLE COMPETITION ADJUDICATION
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May 23 // Ad Hoc

OPEN MIC SESSION (local venue); anyone does anything with words
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June 13 // John

OPEN READINGS: Option: Flash fiction (200 words max) Theme: “It'll never work!”
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June 27 // Maureen

OPEN READINGS: Option: “Summers are not what they used to be”
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July 11 // Paul

AGM & programme planning + OPEN READINGS if time allows
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July 25 //

SURPRISE evening
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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.