Saturday, 1 March 2014

The next meeting of the BWC is:

Monday, 3rd March 2014

7.15 pm to 9.15 pm

The Brown Jug Pub, Ramsgate
Road, Broadstairs

All writers welcome

Mss Readings

A brilliant talk by Derek Sellen at the 
last meeting and an evening of poetry indulgence!!
More below.

Contact Details:

Trisha Scott - 01843 602853




What a fabulous night on 17th February! 
Derek Sellen read extracts from his poetry and gave us a wonderful talk and valuable answers to our questions about publication, competitions, style and workshops.  Some excellent poetry from the Group Members rounded off a great evening.
Derek's links:

Two Venues mentioned by Derek that are 
worth a look:

The Whitstable Literary Festival is new to the area: 8th to 11th May - with events, workshops, exhibitions and screenings.  
Their Facebook site is Whitlit.
 Details on: which includes: 

'WhitLit is looking for volunteers to help with the festival. From event support to festival guides, ticketing and stewarding, author hosts and technical assistance, there will be a broad range of roles available. If you are interested in helping, please get in touch via our contact page.'


ROOM with A VIEW  Writing Workshop
Saturday 8th March, Broadstairs
10-1 pm
Inspiration, Ideas, Writing Exercises, Comfy room, 
sea view, coffee & cakes
£12 - email maggie or call 07738702854

Open Mic Poetry and Spoken Word Night
Tuesday, 18th March from 8pm
Free entry - the Lifeboat Bar, Margate
For more Information or for booking your slot - 
contact Jamie Thomson on
and see Margate-Lyrical on Facebook.

And we're back on local radio!!!
Sunday, 16th March on Academy Radio FM - 
the Howard Evans Sunday Night Live show
talking about the BWC.
Be sure to tune in!!


For all frustrated writers:

Dear Editor, 

Thank you very much for your recent rejection slip.  As it does not quite meet my present requirements, I am returning it.  This in no way reflects upon its merits.

Don't be discouraged.  I read your rejection slip with great interest and I hope you will continue reading my work.

I appreciate your thinking of me and wish you the best of luck in placing your rejection slip elsewhere.


Just Another Writer

P S  Please forgive me for this printed note.  I'd like to comment on each rejection slip but the large number I receive makes it impossible to answer each one personally.

I went to a book store and asked the salesman: 'Where's the self-help section?'
 'If I tell you,' he replied 'it will defeat the purpose.'


'Why do writers write?  Because it isn't there.'
Thomas Berger

'I write fiction because it's a way of 
making statements I can disown.'
Tom Stoppard

'Every word written is a victory against death.' 
Michel Butor


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