Short Story Workshop with Giselle Leeb: 7 March 2019

Come along to Knights Court on Thursday 7th March to hear Giselle Leeb talk about short stories, writing methods and tips for submissions.


Reminder: Poetry Competition Deadline – 16 March 2019

As February draws to a hot and sunny close (for future readers it hit over 21 degrees C in the UK today, which is clearly Pleasant But Not Right) we thought it might be worth reminding people that our Poetry Competition deadline is just over two weeks away. The topic is EDGE and in case…

Letter Writing Competition Winners

Our last competition of 2018 tasked entrants to write a letter to someone who influenced you, whether for good or bad, intentionally or unwittingly, true or fiction. Historical Fiction author Clare Harvey kindly judged the pieces and here they all are for you to read - enjoy!

Poetry Competition 2019: “Edge”

We're delighted to announce that our first competition of 2019 is up and running. The genre is poetry and the topic is "Edge". Hard copy entries of poems up to 40 lines in length must be submitted by 16th March 2019. The judge is Martin Grey, a regular on the Nottingham poetry scene and who won…

November Informal Readout: Plotting in the Pub

Just a quick note to remind our regulars that we're in the back room of the Organ Grinder pub tonight where we will be going through our new collaborative project - characters, plot lines, maps and everything! We've narrowed our choice for our Christmas meal so we'll also be getting some definitive booking info (don't…

Letter Writing Winners with Clare Harvey

We enjoyed an entertaining evening with historical fiction author Clare Harvey on Thursday 1st November. Clare was the judge of our recent letter writing competition and, as well as announcing the winners, kindly added a few comments to each entry. The aim of the competition was to write a letter to someone who had influenced you, or changed your life, for better or worse, and could be fact or fiction.

Next Meeting: Historical Fiction Author, Clare Harvey

Don't forget that on Thursday 1st November we will be welcoming Clare Harvey back to Newark. Clare is the author of three books set during the Second World War (The Night Raid, The Gunner Girl and The English Agent) and is about to release her fourth, The Escape, which weaves between the final months of…