Reminder:  meetings are on the First and Third Tuesdays of the month at The Ship on Shore Marine Parade, Sheerness  – we meet about 8pm. 

The next meeting at the Ship on Shore will be on 2nd April 2013

In the meantime we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Canterbury Festival – Poet of the year Competition.

Terms and conditions: T&C POTY 2013

Entry form.  Entry Form POTY 2013

Download the forms for entry – note hard copy entries only.

Poetry and Short story competition:  SAVE AS writers group competition on the theme of a Dickens Character

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Note from Anne Pilcher:  There is a Short Story competition this year to be run by the Sittingbourne Rotary Club.

Short Story Competition

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Promenade 2012

This is a Sheppey wide event to mark the bicentenary of Dickens’ birth and events will be organised with a loosely related Dickens flavour.

We will be doing some readings at the event in September and invite all to take part. A site will be set up shortly for more information; in the meantime the idea put forward is that we do some readings in the style of Charles Dickens using our own material but reading to the public from a lectern as he did.

Poetry Competition – Canterbury Festival – closing date 31st May 2012

Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year 2012 Poster (3) (1)

Click on the link above to see the details, this is a worthwhile project and is open to all aspiring poets.  Good luck if you have a go!

Next meeting on 8th May at 7pm –  call Valerie Tyler 01795 410794 for more information. 

Remembering  Bill Anthony

Discussion of involvement in up-coming events.

Exercise for the May meeting will be:

1) a poem about a current news event – take about twenty minutes on the evening – 50 lines maximum.

2) a story – you are at a protest meeting (outside Parliament) about pensions and you meet an old flame – write from the point of view of the male or female  – again about twenty minutes on the evening.

(I have put a story on the site to set the mood – I promise I will write another on the night! – James)  Protest

Events run by us or by other groups will be posted here with links added.

A reminder of the Green Arrow Publishing call for contributions to Scriptor 9

For information about this bi-annual book for new writing email:

John had been running Scriptor for many years and is a well known poet and writer as well as an excellent creative writing teacher. He has a connection with Sheppey and the Swale area and has read with the Sheppey and Sittingbourne Writer’s Group.  Scriptor is a good vehicle for new writing and for this issue chosen contributors have an opportunity to compare their work with other good writing.

Give it a go.


2 thoughts on “Events”

  1. The story is now on a page –

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