With the ongoing issues of Covid-19 affecting social gatherings, the existing meeting structure will remain in place. Each meeting, and for the foreseeable future, will be a blend of Zoom meetings and e-mail. Members can either join the Zoom meeting or send their stories/poems to the Secretary, who will then forward these to the members of the writers’ circle for feedback.
In the light of this virus and its potential contagiousness, we would be foolish and irresponsible not to cancel the Worcester writers meetings at Dancox house for the foreseeable future and until the peak of the virus has passed.
We believe we should postpone further meetings until we are sure we’re not bringing infection in with us, or indeed taking it away to our nearest and dearest.
It has been suggested that we email our stories around and I would encourage members to do so and to read and send comments back to the writers.
Further information about how to do this, will be posted in the near future.
Our international playwright, Mark Billen, has seen his plays being performed in theatres across the world.
In February 2020, there will be a production a little closer to home and this time in Somerset.
Congratulations to Mark!
Children’s writer and poet, Mogs, has a busy few weeks coming up.
This Saturday, 26th November from 11.00am, he is involved in a ‘book signing’ at the St. Richard’s Hospice shop in Kidderminster.
Details can be found at the St. Richards Press Release.
Next, he is off to the same Independent Aurthor’s Book Fayre as fellow Writers’ Circle member, Leena, in Henley on Sunday 17th November.
Finally, he will be at the Xmas Fayre at Dudmaston Hall, Quatt, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV15 6QN on the weekend of 23rd/24th November.
We wish him all the best on his travels and are sure he will sell a few books!
Dennis Loynes, a member of Worcester Writers’ Circle is about to achieve publication once again. His Young Adult Novel Pathway to Love is a sequel to his previous novel Trials of Love. The new book is currently in the early stages of publication with Silverwood Books and is described by Dennis as ‘Highly Enjoyable’.
Congratulations to Dennis on his publication and what will be, no doubt, a fantastic book! At his request, Pathway to Love will now be promoted on BBC, SKY and perhaps even given a mention in the House of Commons to make a delightful change from Brexit.
Leena Batchelor, a member of Worcester Writers’ Circle will be at the Henley-in-Arden Independent Authors’ Book Fair on Sunday, November 17th, 10am – 4pm.
The Book Fair is in the Memorial Hall on Station Road, in the historic Henley in Arden, one of the oldest market towns in Shakespeare’s England. The one mile long High Street is a conservation area and contains over 150 buildings of Historic Interest. Notable among them is the Guild Hall, a timber-framed building standing to the north of St. John’s Church. The high street is host to a wonderful collection of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. The Book Fair is free to the public. There will be refreshments there all day and there is free parking nearby.
Many congratulations to Mark Billen who sent this info about his popular plays:
Worcester Writers’ Circle is pleased to display the certificate received for contributions to the ‘Remember Together’ project organised by Big Ideas and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
The photos show members of Worcester Writers’ Circle following readings from the two Big Ideas pamphlets compiled this year: The Unremembered Of World War One, and Motherhood, Loss And World War One. Enjoyable evenings for all concerned. Especial thanks to the contributors. A small number of pamphlets remain available, apply to firstname.lastname@example.org