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
All writers welcome
A brilliant talk by Derek Sellen at the
last meeting and an evening of poetry indulgence!!
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.
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: http://www.whitlit.co.uk 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.'
'I write fiction because it's a way of
making statements I can disown.'
'Every word written is a victory against death.'