Watling Street Writers

Thursday, June 28

Historical Novel Conference - September 2012

We have been contacted by the organisers of this conference in London to spread the word about it.

So consider it spread.

The conference is on the 29th/30th September 2012 and is organised by some of the folks involved in the Get Writing Conference which Watling Street Writers have attended in the past.

Attractions include:

  • 20 optional workshops and talks to choose from (such as 'Killer Blows' with Bernard Cornwell and 'The Magic of Italy' with Sarah Dunant)
  • Groundbreaking keynote speakers with an opening address from Philippa Gregory and concluding address from Lindsey Davis
  • Challenging panel sessions (such as 'The Many Faces of HF: What does the genre embrace and where is it going?')
  • A chance to pitch in a pivate one-to-one with a UK or US editor or literary agent
  • Interactive reader debates (such as 'The Landmark Book Debate' with Elizabeth Chadwick and Barbara Erskine)
  • Friday evening Reception with wine and canapes
  • Optional excursions including 'Roman London' and 'Dressed to Impress' at the Museum of London, and a river cruise to Greenwich with a Yeoman guided tour of the Old Royal Naval College
  • Banquet with minstrels and jesters featuring Bernard Cornwell as after-dinner speaker, plus costume pageant and late night readings (now fully booked but there is a waiting list)
  • Terrific networking opportunities and a chance to rub shoulders with your author heroes and heroines
  • Members of the Napoleonic Association, 3rd (East Kent) Regiment of Foot will be in attendance in full military dress


 
Follow this link to see full details, prices and location  -> HNS Conference 2012

Wednesday, June 27

Next Meeting - later start time - Thursday 28th June -

Hi All,

This week we will be meeting at the normal venue, the White Hart Hotel but at the slightly later time of 8.15 p.m.

Look for is in the normal places; a quiet corner of the bar or upstairs with the skeleton.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 26

Readers Digest - 100 Word Story Success

You may remember a previous post for a Readers Digest 100 word story competition.

Although one of our members Paul didn't win he did make it onto the website with his story Dating.

Follow the link to read it for yourself. (His story is the one from the 26th June 2012).

Thursday, June 21

Summer Writing Workshops - Hemel Hempstead

Hi All

 We have been contacted by the folks over at Hemel Town Hall who are running some creative wrtiting workshops.

They are hosted this summer at The Old Town Hall in Hemel Hempstead.

The workshops are led by an experienced creative writing tutor, Linda Dawe, who will be running three workshops suitable for all levels of experience and interest.

Here are the dates and some brief information:

Reminiscing & Writing - 30 June, 10am - 3pm
A workshop for anyone wanting to write memoirs, autobiographical or biographical work, for family or for publication.

ABC of Creative Writing: Getting Started - 7 July, 10am - 3pm
This new course for absolute beginners or secret scribblers will help you develop your writing skills in a supportive group.

ABC of Creative Writing: Moving On - 14 July, 10am - 3pm
Continue to develop your writing skills with more opportunities to workshop your ideas and short pieces within the group, sharing feedback.

Each full day's workshop is £25 - there are special offers on booking both ABC workshops for £40 or all 3 for £60.

If you visit  www.oldtownhall.co.uk you will be able to find out more information - just click on the 'Workshops' link on the left hand side menu.

Could be worth a visit!

Wednesday, June 20

Next meeting - Thursday June 21st 2012

Hi All,

We will be meeting as per normal in the White Hart Hotel on Thursday 21st June.

Normal time and format: 7.30 p.m for a manuscript review and catch up.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 13

Next Meeting - 14th June 2012

Hi All,

We will be meeting as per normal in the White Hart Hotel on Thursday 14th June.

Normal time and format: 7.30 p.m for a manuscript review and catch up.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 5

Next Meeting - 7th June 2012

Hi All,
 we will be meeting as per normal on Thursday 7th June from 7.30 p.m at the White Hart Hotel in St Albans.

It will be the normal format of manuscript review and catchup. (Look for us in a quiet corner of the bar or upstairs with the skeleton.)

We hope to see you there!



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