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October 2016

16 AND ALL THAT Event featuring Plymouth Writers’ Group as part of the Plymouth Literature Festival

Who: The Plymouth Writers’ Group
When: Saturday 29th October – 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Where: Central Library, Plymouth, 167 – 171 Armada Way (opposite the Armada Centre)
Cost: FREE!

Information about the event:

Members of the Plymouth Writers’ Group invite you to drop in and hear a selection of their poetry and stories. Stay as long as you like, be it five minutes, half an hour, or all the morning.

Some of the creative writing will be from the group’s new  anthology, 16 AND ALL THAT

Find out more about the Plymouth Literature Festival here: www.plymouthliteraturefestival.co.uk/events

Plymouth Christian Writers invite you to MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS –  An event for PLYMOUTH LITERATURE FESTIVAL 2016

When: Friday, 28th October 10:30am –12 noon
Where: Plymouth Methodist Central Hall, Meet at the reception desk
Cost: £1 at the door

Information about the day: Fun. Relaxing. Stories and memories from the Plymouth Christian Writers’ group.  Guaranteed to get you thinking about your own unique experiences. Come along and be inspired to pass on your memories to your children and grandchildren

September 2016

The Plymouth Writers’ Group is proud to announce that their third anthology has now been published and is available on Amazon and Kindle.  We are excited about this release, which features stories from our members and competition winners from last year.

Find out more

August 2016

How to get published – A fantastic writing course available

Cost: £110
Date: 29th October 2016 – 9:30am to 5:00pm

Further details:

Writers & Artists are joining forces with literature development charity Literature Works to bring you a day of getting to grips with the practicalities of writing. Including talks from an array of acclaimed authors, panel discussions with leading publishers, and insight from top literary agents, this is a day of discovery dedicated to how you can take your writing to the next level.

Taking place at Plymouth University, the day – which will cover essential aspects of the writing process, from creating a distinct voice through to character development and crafting an enthralling plot – will include: keynote talks from leading authors; a networking drinks reception with speakers; interactive panel discussions with highly regarded editorial directors and literary agents, who are always on the lookout for debut authors to add to their lists. Furthermore, these sessions will also help you to understand the current market and offer guidance on the all important manuscript submission process.

More information

July 2016

The writers’ group pictured below, enjoying some great writing tips from Veronica Bright’s presentation on ‘voice’ and ‘point of view’

Writers' group members

August 2015

Veronica Bright won a week at the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School with her short story for adults, ‘Dear Marcus’. It is published in the Writing Magazine 2016 Competition Special, part of October’s Writing Magazine. This is the second time Veronica has won a place at Swanwick. Four years ago she won with Beast City, a story for children.

July 15

Just a quick note to say that we are re-housing our anthology book to Feedaread and so the book will be unavailable on Amazon and Kindle until it is re-published via Feedaread, please look out for further announcements from our website.

May 14

Congratulations to Veronica Bright who has won 3rd prize in the Chudleigh Phoenix short story competition with Mr Wacker’s Bridge, which can be read online at

http://chudleighphoenix.co.uk/2015comp.html

August 14

The Anthology. ‘War and Piece’ cut-off date for submissions to Veronica is August 31st

Please send any submissions to Veronica and Elaine for editing and consideration. (Three pieces per writer only, this can be either poetry, flash fiction or short stories)

“PWG Business” Alan & Lou will be meeting with the Plymouth Arts Centre on 19 August 2014, with a view to creating a PWG account, within the Plymouth Arts Centre banking. This would obviate the need to create significant bureaucracy for PWG in trying to open our own accounts, with a national bank, appointing a Treasurer, Vice Treasurer, Chairman, Signatories etc. However, PWG are also exploring the other option, with HSBC , on 21 August, when Alan and Elaine will be meeting HSBC at their Old Town Street branch.

A fond farewell to Lori, who leaves the group to concentrate on her novels and writing, the group wishes her all the best for the future and thanks her for her excellent contributions over the years.

New member Nathaniel Bannister has joined the writers group and we welcome him to the group.

July 14

Veronica Bright has won first prize in the Rhyme and Reason Writing Competition

Veronica Bright has won first prize in the Rhyme and Reason Writing Competition with her flash story ‘Lorna’. It is to be published in the 2015 Rhyme and Reason Diary. All profit from the sale of the diaries is donated to the Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care. Veronica’s father was nursed at home by Iain Rennie nurses in 2000.

Terri Nixon new book

Terri Nixon is releasing a new book on Amazon called A Rose in Flanders Fields and it can be purchased here: http://amzn.to/1qeBh6v

Veronica has been asked to be a judge in the Hysteria Writing Competition

It’s being run by the Hysterectomy Association, hence the name Hysteria. I’m sorry to say it’s a competition for women only, and I expect Alana Grant will have something to say about that. Have a look at http://www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk/hysteria-writing-competition/ for more details, and interviews with the six judges.

Alan Grant had a decent profile and photograph in “Writing” magazine (August 2014 page WN16)

There was a write up, following him winning the annual Herald fiction competition three times, and was also able to plug his collection of “Short Stories for Longer Journeys”

James Walker has a book released on Amazon

To view the book, please visit the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Fleeting-thoughts-Burning-joints-Book/dp/1497490529

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