Creating Imaginary Worlds

October 6th: Barrister, Reuters correspondent, journalist for among others, The Law Society Gazette and Computer Weekly, blogger, poetry publisher, author of the best selling Amazon ebook Writing Genre Fiction – The 12 Rules, Charles Christian, will be setting us this season’s first in-house competition. Though much of his writing career is rooted in the Law … Continue reading

Words & Women Competition

Words And Women’s annual prose competition is now open for entries, and we’re proud to announce that this year’s guest judge is the Sunday Times best-selling novelist Emma Healey, author of Elizabeth Is Missing. The competition offers a first prize of £600 and publication for the winner and twenty commended in our anthology Words and Women: Three.  Entry is … Continue reading

Start of the New Term

15th September saw a well attended first gathering of our 2015 – 2016 programme. In fact it was a whole evening of firsts. Phyllida Scrivens gave her first opening speech as our new Chair’. Sean Hindle as head of the subcommitttee responsible for the first Olga Sinclair Open Fiction Competition was happy to announce its … Continue reading

Nature Writing and Other Passions

15th September: We welcome Patrick Barkham,  Guardian journalist and author of the best-seller, Badgerlands. Born in 1975 in Norfolk and educated at Cambridge University, Patrick is a Natural History Writer. He has manned his post at The Guardian for ten years, reporting on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. His first book, The … Continue reading

Full Steam Ahead

Just to give notice, the “About” page has been updated and revised to include a summary of information regarding fees and key contact details, as well as mention of the new Open Competition & Past Search Competition. Membership Fees are £36 (Full membership) £18 (Postal & Benefits concession) Door Fees are £3 (Members) £5 (Visitors), … Continue reading

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