Thursday, 23 February 2012

A Kindle Success

Anne Funnell published three e-books on Kindle Direct Publishing.

The first “Light Bytes” by Anne Funnell, is a collection of eighteen of her short stories available on Amazon E-books.consisting of quick, amusing reads intended to lift the spirits of people staying in hospital after surgery. All proceeds from sales will go to Papworth Hospital Charity (Patients’ Relatives Accommodation)

Two other Amazon e-books by Anne Funnell are available: “The Widow Maker” and “The Monster Mincing Machine”

Thursday, 9 February 2012

21st February 2012 Manuscript Evening

Don’t forget to attend the new style manuscript evening bringing a piece of writing to read. The new table arrangements are an attempt to allow more people to read and therefore get the necessary feedback to help and support their efforts.

7th February 2012 Adjudication of Competition 3

Heidi Williamson’s adjudication of Poetry Competition on “The Journey”.

The results of the competition produced a variety of subjects and styles. Heidi’s criteria included structure, craft, detail and language but most of all the experience of entering another world. She stressed the importance for poets to look out for spelling mistakes and to keep the rhymes and sustain the subject throughout. She stated that the poem is the event not just a record of an event

She found the winners poems impressive, imaginative, unexpected and well crafted.

Elizabeth Bencze with “A letter” (a message from Mars)

Margaret Turner with “Queen Margaret” (A personalised account of the life and funeral of a Gypsy Queen who died in 1740)

Anne Sanderson with “From Earlier Ages via Modern means to Earlier Age” (cultural experience of a visit to China)

Mickie Dann with “The Gingerbread House” (likening a journey into womanhood after leaving school and the experience of a first job in a sweet factory to a fairy tale)

Visit Heidi’s website for details of poetry workshops.

Recent Successes January 2012

Lyn Fountain was featured in the press having won a competition run by FOND (Friends of Norfolk Dialect) with her story “Things that go Bump in the Night”.

Neil Walker was Highly Commended for his entry in the Dormeasan Story Competition 2011 in association with Your Healthy Living magazine with his story “The Richest Man in the World” The competition drew over 1,000 entries.

Anne Funnell has produced a book of short stories suitable for people staying in hospital (Watch this space for more details.)