We are very lucky that Katherine Bolton will be doing a session on Monday 15th December on Critiquing. This will be in the Rest Centre at 10.00, followed by our Christmas lunch, which will be Maryon and Colin’s in Old Exeter Street. Please bring a sweet or savoury plate to share. We look forward to celebrating the festive season!
Sharon’s session will now take place in January.
This was our first meeting in our new home; the Town Hall Rest Centre, and very comfortable it was. Continue reading
Jackie is doing several free gigs to launch her new book – THIS MUCH I KNOW !
The nearest gig to Chudleigh is on Sunday 7th December in Bovey Tracey at the Dolphin, at 8.00 pm.
Other performances are in: Chagford at the Globe on Friday 28th November at 8.00 pm
Or in Totnes at the Bell Book and Candle Shop, Castle Street on 9th December at 7.30 pm
See her there!
Or for more info from Jackie – telephone – 01626 835802 or email – email@example.com
Don’t forget the new day for the meeting is Monday 17th November and in the comfy warm Rest Centre at the Town Hall in Chudleigh! It’s at the same time 10.00 till 12.00.
October’s meeting was the Annual General Meeting and after plenty of discussion, we made various decisions regarding the next twelve months:
- from November, our regular monthly meetings will be on the third Monday each month in the Rest Centre of Chudleigh Town Hall, 10 am to 12 noon.
- our proposed programme for 2014/15 can be found by clicking the “programme” tab above.
- after two years in the chair, Sharon Cook has handed over to Manny Lewis. Sharon will help as Vice-Chair. Roger Brandon has stepped into the Secretary’s role vacated by Anne Chinneck and Kate McCormick has taken over the group’s finances from Roger.
- the annual subscription is kept at £10 plus £1 per session.
… no, don’t go away! This is important!
Possibly the MOST IMPORTANT issue we need to sort out at the AGM is where to meet, now that the Ambulance Hall is no longer available (to us, or anyone! We’re not the only Chudleigh group to have been made homeless as a result of its closure.) We shall also be making decisions about LitFest 2015. The meeting will be at Manny’s house. If any member hasn’t received Roger’s e-mail with the agenda and accounts attached, drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll rectify the situation.
And now, an apology: sorry we haven’t posted anything for a while. This silence was largely owing to holidays – ours and other people’s, who will come and visit us in Devon – over the summer months. CWC still met as usual, although with slightly depleted numbers. At August’s meeting, we had a do-it-yourself session led by Maryon and Colin who got us inventing a character from a photograph then a story from snippets of overhead conversations. In September Kate and Manny hosted a day of writing exercises in which a superb lunch featured.
Remember our local short story competition runs until 31 January.
The fifth annual Chudleigh Phoenix short story competition launches today, sponsored by Chudleigh Writers’ Circle, The Write Retreat and Heathside Information Services.
Click here for details of how to enter
Chudleigh is gently returning to normal (whatever that may be) after carnival week which itself followed the ten days of CHUDFEST 2014.
During CHUDFEST there were three days where literary events featured – a “history and writing day” on Monday 7th July, on Tuesday 8th CWC Chair Sharon interviewed comedian and author Tony Hawks in the presence of a tent full of appreciative listeners while during the day on Wednesday 9th there were four different workshops for writers. More details in due course.
Tomorrow (1st August) sees the launch of the fifth annual Chudleigh Phoenix short story competition so come back soon for details of how to enter.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Evening with Tony Hawks arranged as part of our Literary Festival has been rescheduled to Tuesday 8th July (was going to be Wednesday 9th).
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If you have already bought or reserved tickets for the Tony Hawks evening, these will be honoured when you turn up on Tuesday – same time (7.30 pm) same place (Chudfest marquee behind the Parish Church).
If you can’t make the Tuesday, ring us on 07532 028299 or send an e-mail to email@example.com and we’ll work out how to refund you your money.
The remainder of our plans for the Literary Festival are unchanged.
Plans are now in place for this year’s literary days, on Monday 7 July, Tuesday 8 July and Wednesday 9 July. Click on the Literary Festival tab above for details and on the following links for posters
History day 2014 Chudfest prog ad.
To get your tickets, either print off an order form booking form 2014 revised and follow the instructions, or buy them in person from the CHUDFEST box office on a Thursday or Saturday morning 5 June onwards.
Back in April, a dozen CWC members enjoyed a guided tour of Exeter Cathedral then spent the afternoon happily scribbling away in one of the rooms in the cloisters, responding to what they had learned in the morning. Kate led May’s session using her stock of writing triggers. Several members were missing, away in foreign parts and no doubt gathering plenty of material for future writing.