One Hour of Entertainment

Scarborough Flare in the Sitwell Library at Woodend was one enjoyable hour, packed with humour, acidic, funny, heart wrenching and romantic poetry. Alongside stories of the darkest kind. If you missed it make sure it is in your diary for next year. Yes, you only get one chance per year to see this fresh new work from John, Julie, and Ian Scarborough Writers Circle members, along with University student Shirley whose acerbic witty poems will make you smile. Ian and John read an extract from Johns new play and he is eagerly awaiting offers of publication.

 

 

Nikki Barker Competition

Nikki Barker Competition
‘All in a good cause’
My intention is to encourage passion for some burning issue out there that really fires up individual members. I would like to see some background knowledge, research and campaigning.
It could take the form of
· a plan of campaign,
· an account of an achievement for the cause
· a story about a campaign, fact or fiction
· an article for the media
· or anything else you want to make of it
Please feel free to add illustrations, no more than three, and any words on these will not be included in the total word count and indicate under ‘market’ where you intend it for.
Go on, move me to tears, to signing up or, even more difficult, to putting my hand in my pocket!

1,000 words; normal competition rules apply (see website)
Entries in: 13 May 2014
Results and reading of entries: 27 May

 

Our President, Bill Kitson, reminds everyone of John Cooper’s important evening.

Dear All,

On May 13th, John Cooper is leading a session encouraging members to analyse the mechanics of narrative writing. I believe this is an essential weapon in a writer’s armoury. The importance of the ability to write coherently is crucial. As language changes, the requirements for writers also change, so we are in effect, always learning.I think this is a session from which all members, even the most successful and experienced can benefit.
Regards
Bill

Author of the DI Mike Nash crime series,the Eden House Mysteries and the Byland Crescent Saga.
www.billkitson.com

Bowing out…

Well, here is the last post from me. After setting up and maintaining the site since the beginning, I am passing on the general upkeep to Valerie and Tony . Tony already edits the ‘Roundabout’ pages, and Valerie will be poster in chief  as I hand over.

Members should contact them to add information or notices.

Thanks for all the support!

John.John

World War One Cameos

Thanks to Jill Boyes for a really well organised evening, and for the research and preparation that had preceded it.

When so much has been written, both fact and fiction, around the subject,  one could be forgiven for feeling that enough has been expressed already, but still new light shines here and there, illuminating events both personal and universal.

Along with Jill’s own presentations, there were contributions from Anne Morley, Dorinda Cass and John Dickinson, containing direct family links through diaries and personal recollections passed on.

Maybe only now, a hundred years on, can we gain perspective on this terrible time.

‘When will they ever learn; when will they ever learn?’

Phil Watson on Newsjack!

The topical programme Newsjack, which is on BBC 4extra, is built largely around submissions they receive each week. Phil had one of  his jokes accepted and used on last Thursday’s show!

Well done, Phil !

Here’s the joke…
We review the latest ‘App’ in which you upload photographs of yourself and your friends and sit back and watch yourself having a good night out without leaving the house – and avoid getting a hangover! It’s called CGI Fridays