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Summer Social 2019

On a sunny Saturday 22nd June 2019, members of our group met at the Britannia Gardens. It wasn’t just members though. As always, we welcomed partners, children, and friends.

The weather couldn’t have been better.

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To those who were sadly unable to attend, you were missed. Hopefully you can make the next one!

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Final Manuscript Evening of the season

Tuesday 18th June was our final manuscript evening of the season. As such, we decided to go out with a bang.

As usual, we critiqued each other’s work. We had a wide variety from short stories, to horror novellas, to articles. The group’s constructive criticism skills have grown considerably over the season!

Finally we ended with some fun writing exercises. There was even time to read a few out.

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Special thanks to Kathy Joy of Fine Tune Your Fiction, a professional critique service, for leading the meeting.

We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to the members and guests in attendance that night. Without your hard work and willingness to improve, we wouldn’t be able to host these evenings.

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Upcoming Manuscript Evening

This Tuesday 18th of June will be our last manuscript evening of the season. With that in mind we wanted to perhaps try something new.

As the last manuscript evening wasn’t that long ago, we realise that people may not have anything to bring in so we are opening up this evening to either being an evening of writing exercises, or perhaps even a free writing session where you can bring work you are currently doing and write in the company of others.

What we do will depend on what people would prefer to do on the night. If the majority of attendees have work that needs to be critiqued, we’ll stick with the manuscript evening, but if more people would rather do some writing instead, we’ll do that!

In any case please remember to bring plenty of pens and paper as you will be needing them!

If you plan on bringing work to be critiqued, please bring six hard copies of no more than 1000 words, double spaced.

The meeting starts at 7:30 pm but we recommend you get there at about 7:15 pm to give you time to find a seat and get settled.

If you need parking, you can try Chapelfield or The Forum, or the theatre parking off Bethel Street, which charges only £2 after 5pm and is not far from Chantry House.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

norwichwriters@hotmail.co.uk

Guests are more than welcome. The door fee will be £5 for guests, £3 for members and includes light refreshments and a raffle ticket.

We hope to see you there!

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Results of the Colin Sutton Cup for Humour 2019

On Tuesday 4th June Lynne Mortimer returned to the group to give her verdict on the Colin Sutton Cup for humour.

The results are as follows:

1st Place: Roses Are Red by Jon Platten

2nd Place: Father Brown by Iain Andrews

Joint Third Place: Unleash the Dogs of Brexit by Robin Parkinson

Joint Third Place: Toblerone anyone? by Cathy Rushworth

Highly Commended: Diversites by Barré Funnell

 

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Left to right: Barré Funnell (Highly Commended), Robin Parkinson (Joint Third), Jon Platten (First place), Lynne Mortimer (Adjudicator), Iain Andrews (Second Place), Kate Le Cornu (Joint Third)

There were twelve entries and Lynne commented that each one had the potential for publication.

The NWC would like to thank Lynne Mortimer for her tremendous efforts in judging the entries.