Friday, 25 December 2009

Monday, 14 December 2009

Season's Greetings From Toad Hall


Lyn Fountain - writing as Marilyn Fountain - has had a short story entitled Welcome To Toad Hall included in an anthology called The Wind In The Willows Short Stories, published by The Kenneth Grahame Society.


The book is currently available through Lulu.com, in a casewrap hardcover and as a paperback.

The anthology will also soon be available from Amazon, and is destined to be a popular read over the festive season.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Christmas Celebration


Tonight at The Assembly House, Norwich Writers' Circle held its annual Christmas Celebration in The Pierce Room.


The well-attended festive evening featured food and drink, plus party games and a raffle, along with some seasonal entertainment provided by Circle members.


Our writing group, plus some additional friends and family, were entertained by a few Writers' Circle members who featured in a couple of comedy sketches. These sketches included a couple arguing about their cat, written by Anne Olerenshaw, and a witty take on A Christmas Carol, cheekily spoofed by Séan Hindle.


An enjoyable evening was had by everyone who attended.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Stuart's Success


In October 2008, new Norwich Writers' Circle member Stuart McCarthy was a joint runner up in a short story competition run by globalshortstories.net.

The story, entitled I Always Get Away With It, is now available to read online by going here.

We hope you enjoy the read, and share in our congratulations.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Jean Fullerton: Making History


This evening, following her visit to us in April, Jean Fullerton returned to Norwich Writers’ Circle to adjudicate our Historical Novel Introduction Competition.

Jean was impressed by the different writing styles, and the range of historical periods covered by our competition entries. The award-winning saga writer also offered some useful pointers on how we could improve the formatting of our prose in future.

After listening to Jean’s humorous and grounded feedback, we had the opportunity to hear all the competition's winning entries.

The competition winners were:

1st
The Apothecary's Niece
by Sally Newton

Joint 2nd
The Last Weybourne Run
by Anne Funnell

Joint 2nd
Pathway To The Future
by Doreen Rosser

In additional to gaining points towards our annual Competition Cup, Sally also won a signed copy of Jean Fullerton's latest book, A Glimpse At Happiness, which available to buy now.

Next week – 8th December – is our annual Christmas Celebration in The Pierce Room. We hope to see you there.