For 40 years, the Broadstairs Writers' Circle has welcomed writers of all ages and levels of experience from those just starting on their first literary work to many-times-published authors. We all share a common love for writing. Members are encouraged to explore their skills to the fullest and achieve what they aspire to in the world of literature be it fiction or poetry.
The image is of Louis Brothnias (a member).
Prizes: £500, and a place on an Arvon writing course
Next meeting on
Monday, 17th February
The prize-winning Canterbury Poet,
is giving a talk onpoetry
and reading some of his work
on the theme 'Sea and Land'.
Questions welcome - and please bring your own poetry for reading out.
If you ever worry about mss rejections:
Mr Gilbert Young's 'World Government Crusade' was rejected 105 times. Eventually, he wrote to the Soviet Ambassador requesting a Russian publisher might look at it. His offer wasn't taken up. A further 99 British publishers rejected his work. He kept his total of 205 rejection slips as souvenirs. His book included outlines for a 'World Government and Old Age Pensioners' Party' in which he suggested Buckingham Palace should be converted to an old people's home.
If you don't know what the word 'dictionary' means -
what book do you use to look it up?
'I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.' Groucho Marx
'I try to create sympathy for my characters,
then turn the monsters loose.' Stephen King
'It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.' Ernest Hemingway
'It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.' C. J. Cherryh