The March meeting of the Scarborough Writers’ Circle saw a bumper turnout to hear the submissions to the annual Arthur Hastings trophy short story competition. The theme of the competition was ‘A Silent House’ which generated an interesting mix of stories ranging from the atmospherically spooky, to the influence of wise angels, to how hearts can be healed. The competition winner was Julie Fairweather and judge Dorinda Cass handed over a trophy saying the story ‘A Light In the Darkness’ was moving and thought provoking. Julie delighted her audience with a reading of her evocative tale.
Our next meeting will be at Newby and Scalby Library and Information Centre on 12 April at 7:15 where we will be discussing writing craft considering story structure, character development and creating atmosphere. £4.00 for non-members – but membership is open and we very much look forward to welcoming new members and non-members alike. For more information and our year timetable see our diary page.
(submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org – Lel Meleyal – Chair SWC)
Julie Fairweather receives the Arthur Hastings trophy from competition judge Dorinda Cass