WLW Meeting 24/06/2014

This week’s meeting had a couple of unplanned themes with almost every piece discussing childhood and religion. Thirteen people turned up for the wonderful writing including the return of John who we hadn’t seen in a while.

This Week’s News

Let’s start with some more good news for our chair Stephen. He has had another story published in the online magazine Spontaneity. You can read Truth here.

If you’d like to get some of our own work published then check out these competitions. For the poets out there why not try Sixth Finch which closes its submission on the 1st of July. You can find more about them here.

For the writer’s of pose we suggest you look at the Morley Literature Festival Short Story Competition 2014. They also need your stories by the 1st of July can you can enter pieces that have already been published if you want.

Finally, if you are looking for a place to read your work then check out Wooer with Words in Falkirk on the 5th of July. To put your name down join the Facebook event post with your details. Stephen read at it last month and it is a very friendly place for your first performance.

This Week’s Writing

  • The Visitor – the next draft of Chris’ short story. Eleanor waits for Andrea at the bus station and wonders whether she should ask him to move in with her over the summer.
  • Blessing I Can Count Jenifer‘s entry to the Scottish Book Trust’s Scotland’s Stories of Home competition. Her poetic piece looks back over her life and remembering the good times.
  • Childhood Impressions – a collection of comic short tales inspired by Norman’s youth focusing around the theme of religion.
  • Look At Me – Sally’s latest picture book. Max and Grace spend a day at the soft play area.
  • Past Echoes – a piece of flash fiction by Stephen. A young man returns to the church he went to as a school boy.
  • I Want a Divorce – a comic story by Susi about Alice wanting a divorce from her messy husband.

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