Bridgend Writers' Circle Programme for 2020/2021
Due to the continuing uncertainty regarding meeting face to face, the Committee have decided to continue with the monthly meetings via the Zoom platform. The Committee also decided at the AGM to abandon all internal competitions (apart from the Saviker and Keith Coles poetry competition for the time being) due to the ongoing situation.
To encourage regular writing, we've introduced an optional ‘prompt’ (see below) which our members can then read out at our monthly Zoom meetings. We’d like as many members (new and current) to take part so please restrict your writings to a maximum of 1200 words so everyone has a chance to share their work.
If you're unable to or prefer not to read out yourself, you can just email your writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Chair will appoint someone to read on your behalf. As a group, we'll always support each other in our work and offer constructive critique or make suggestions wherever we can.
Get in touch if you'd like to join in and, if you've been in touch but haven't yet had the courage to join in, please don't be shy
Saviker (To be ready for 1st July)
Story: Crime Story (1600-2000 words)
Memoir: My First days at School (500-800 words)
Poetry: Own Choice (Max. 36 lines)
Keith Cole Poetry Competition (to be ready by midnight of the 30th June)
A poem of any type, maximum 36 lines with the subject of 'Protecting' which has been set by long-standing member Jean Harding
Our schedule of meetings for the rest of 2021.
We're sticking with Zoom for the time being but as soon as the situation allows, we'll aim to get together in person.
6th May @ 7pm Zoom
3rd June @ 7pm Zoom
1st July @ 7pm Zoom
5th August @ 7pm Zoom
2nd September @ 7pm Zoom
7th October @ 7pm Zoom
4th November @ 7pm Zoom
Likely to be 2nd December @ 7pm but TBC
Annual get-together to celebrate the festive season and congratulate internal competition winners - Further details TBC