Below is a list of our upcoming events. New members are always welcome to attend; please consider contacting us in advance so that we can send you any relevant information or answer any questions you may have.
Unless otherwise stated, all regular meetings run from 18:00 to 20:00, with a ten-minute break around halfway through. We meet at the St. Martin’s in the Bull Ring community centre, usually meeting up outside the church before heading in.
Many members go to a local pub (usually the Briar Rose on Bennett’s Hill) after the meeting to continue discussions, but this is entirely optional!
Programme may be subject to change.
Wed 07 September 2016 – Longer manuscript surgery. Working through ideas and challenges in longer pieces: anyone interested should submit the title and brief synopsis of their piece to Chris G by the previous meeting.
Wed 21 September 2016 – Manuscript reading and feedback session (bring something along to read if you wish). Discussion of works submitted in advance. Launch of Winter Competition (including deciding the theme).
Wed 05 October 2016 – Alternative writing evening. An evening dedicated to writing which isn’t prose fiction. This could be poetry, scripts, essays, technical writing, speeches, &c. Bring something along to read out in the first half if you wish. The second half will be a critique of works submitted in advance.
Wed 19 October 2016 – Discussion of writing topic. Manuscript reading and feedback session (bring something along to read if you wish). Discussion of works submitted in advance.
Wed 02 November 2016 – Manuscript reading and feedback session (bring something along to read if you wish). Discussion of works submitted in advance. Deadline for submissions for the Winter competition.
Wed 16 November 2016 – Stand and deliver – an open mike night aimed at helping develop writers’ live performances. As such, there will be pieces of work written by others to read aloud if you aren’t comfortable reading your own pieces.
Wed 30 November 2016 – No official meeting; fifth-Wednesday social (venue to be decided).
Wed 07 December 2016 – Adjudication of Winter competition.
Wed 21 December 2016 – Seasonal celebration (details to be decided).