Sunday, 20 of April 2014

Programme

Below is a list of our upcoming events. Please note that not all events are suitable for new members to attend – please contact us in advance if you want to visit.

Unless otherwise stated, all regular meetings run from 18:00 to 20:00, with a ten-minute break around halfway through. Unless otherwise noted, our meetings take place in the Library of Birmingham’s Heritage Learning Centre – see our directions page for details.

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 16 April 2014 – Voting on theme for Summer Competition – anonymous manuscripts (submit an e-mailed manuscript at least seven days in advance for people to read and comment on): no theme

Wed 23 April 2014 – Writers’ Network Wednesday – social event – 19:00 at the Railway, Hill St, Birmingham

Wed 30 April 2014 – Fifth Wednesday Social – proposed date for Saints, Sinners and Fools spoken word event

Wed 07 May 2014 – Official launch of Summer Competition – manuscript readings (bring something along to read out and receive criticism): no theme

Wed 14 May 2014 – date for  beta-readers’ feedback for Ten to One (a novel edited and part-written by BWG members)

Wed 21 May 2014 – Anonymous manuscripts (submit an e-mailed manuscript at least seven days in advance for people to read and comment on): no theme

Wed 04 June 2014 – Workshop: dialogue or marketing/publishing your work

Wed 18 June 2014 – Deadline for entries for the Summer Competition – anonymous manuscripts (submit an e-mailed manuscript at least seven days in advance for people to read and comment on): no theme

Wed 02 July 2014 – Manuscript readings (bring something along to read out and receive criticism) – optional theme: humour

Wed 16 July 2014 – Adjudication of Summer Competition

Wed 30 July 2014 – Fifth Wednesday Social

Wed 06 August 2014 – Instant writing – stimuli: found objects

Wed 20 August 2014 – Anonymous manuscripts (submit an e-mailed manuscript at least seven days in advance for people to read and comment on) – optional theme: horror

Wed 03 September 2014 – Manuscript readings (bring something along to read out and receive criticism): no theme

Wed 17 September 2014 – Anonymous manuscripts (submit an e-mailed manuscript at least seven days in advance for people to read and comment on) – optional theme: disintegration

Wed 01 October 2014 – Workshop: character and/or plotting

Wed 15 October 2014 – Anonymous manuscripts (submit an e-mailed manuscript at least seven days in advance for people to read and comment on): no theme

Wed 29 October 2014 – Proposed date for All Hallows’ Read spoken word event

Wed 05 November 2014 – Manuscript readings (bring something along to read out and receive criticism): no theme

Wed 19 November 2014 – Anonymous manuscripts (submit an e-mailed manuscript at least seven days in advance for people to read and comment on) – theme: science fiction

Wed 03 December 2014 – Manuscript readings (bring something along to read out and receive criticism): no theme

Wed 17 December 2014 – BWG Christmas Party

Wed 31 December 2014 - possible New Year Fifth Wednesday Social

Wed 07 January 2015 – Instant writing – stimuli: writing dice

Wed 21 January 2015 – Deadline for nomination of pieces for Manuscript of the Year Award – anonymous manuscripts (submit an e-mailed manuscript at least seven days in advance for people to read and comment on) – optional theme: love story

Wed 28 January 2015 – Proposed date for Stories in Winter spoken word event

Wed 04 February 2015 – AGM

Wed 18 February 2015 – Anonymous manuscripts (submit an e-mailed manuscript at least seven days in advance for people to read and comment on): no theme

Wed 04 March 2015 – Manuscript readings (bring something along to read out and receive criticism) – optional theme: time

Wed 18 March 2015 – Anonymous manuscripts (submit an e-mailed manuscript at least seven days in advance for people to read and comment on): no theme