Happy new year, so excited for our meetings and events this year, we are also coming into our 5th year of Write By The Sea. How quick time goes, I feel we are getting better each year. Our first meeting is Thursday 12th January, see you there. Here are the dates and events so far that we have booked, the rest should be confirmed before the end of the month.
What a brilliant year for this writing group, with so many events and meetings that have all been successful. It was great to have Mićhel Faber visit us and give an excellent talk about his writing. If you have bought his books and want them signed he will pop in and do a signing next year. The workshops have been popular so we will be doing more of those in the new year. We are in the process of getting our events sorted for the year so we can step up our advertising in printed form. The third anthology has been delayed as it is so big, we have over 30 stories this time so editing has taken longer. We are aiming to have it ready for sale in the Spring as I think Travel By The Sea will be a good time to launch. We are arranging a book launch for this anthology so will let you know the date and venue as soon as possible.
We are finished now for this year so have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and see you on the 12th of January at Anna’s at 6pm.
We had a bit of fun last night which ended up in some very good short stories, I love the way they are all so different even when we have the same idea to write about.
We now have our meetings at Anna’s in Folkestone, they have agreed to host us all next year, plus all being well we will be doing the Living advent calendar from their doorway as well.
Our next event will be about book cover photography with Andy Markwell.
Just a reminder that our meetings are always free, we support the hosts by having a drink or food on the night.
Look out for our last event of the year, saving the best until last!
Hope you are all having fun in the sun, that would make a good story, ‘Fun in Folkestone’.
Our events are back at The Hideaway with our group meetings, new dates above as our next guest has covid so I have swapped a couple round. No erotica until November, Jane will be pleased as she will miss it due to her holiday.
We have the lovely Carol coming over from Broadstairs to present a workshop on editing, sounds exciting and I am hopeless at that so looking forward to picking up some tips.
Hope to see you all there as we have a break until the 8th of September. Have a super summer and see you in September. Don’t forget our stories for the next anthology have to be in by the 31st August 2022
Please let Karen or The Hideaway have your orders by Wednesday please.
Our task for this week is to write down words you associate with Spring, then using some of them write a story in 300 or fewer words about SPRING.
These are optional tasks so if you want to share some of your own work with the group for critique or advice then please bring it along.
Our meetings and events are all free and open to anyone to pop along.
Stories and poems for the anthology.
A journey that includes or involves Folkestone set in any period of time and written in any genre. Stories or poems, with a word count of up to 3,000 words. Any photos to be in black and white and jpeg format, please note that they will be reduced in size for the book. Closing date 31st August 2022 All submissions are to be sent to Debby at email@example.com.
Topic: Write By The Sea 13th Jan
Time: Jan 13, 2022 07:00 PM London
Meeting ID: 896 2016 1920
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