Eltham Writers Group
Following the success of Writing Matters which was held in February 2017 the Eltham Writers Group launched in October 2017.
The group meets the second Monday of every month between 7pm and 9pm in the GPO Pub on Passey Place, Eltham, (the small room on the left as you go in).
The dates of the meetings for 2018 are:
New Members are always welcome.
Meetings are free.
The purpose of the group is to support fellow writers, provide feedback, and allow writers to develop and grow their craft.
We aim to listen and discuss between three and four pieces of writing at each meeting. Pieces of writing or story extracts should last for no more than 10 minutes (about 1500 words). Each reading is followed by a detailed critical discussion.
The Eltham Writing Group is run by Wendy Moore, Joanna Sterling and David Roberts who will facilitate the group discussion on a rotational basis. To help us run the group smoothly we have drawn up some basic ‘Ground Rules’.
A full set of ‘Ground Rules’
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you soon at one of the meetings. Happy Writing!
A site that regularly keeps up to date with competitions around the world is Christopher Fielden
Book & Novel Competitions
Short Story competitions
Flash Fiction Competitions
Another good source is ShortStops who are, to quote their website, ‘GETTING EXCITED ABOUT SHORT STORIES IN THE UK & IRELAND – IN PRINT, ONLINE & LIVE!!
London South East College (LSEC) ran a number of free courses earlier in the year at the Eltham Centre and are planning on running further courses later in the year. When we have more details we will let you know. Watch this space.
CityLity 1-10 Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London,WC2B 4BA.
Enrolments: 020 7831 7831
The CityLit have a wide range of writing courses covering poetry, children’s writing, journalism and much more. Further details can be found at their website http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/history-culture-and-writing/writing
Morley College 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT
Tel: 020 7450 1889
Morley College also have a number of writing courses
Starting Creative Writing https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/4545-starting-creative-writing
Intermediate Creative Writing https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/4559-intermediate-creative-writing
Advanced Creative Writing https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/4546-advanced-creative-writing
Beginners Poetry Writing https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/4547-beginners-poetry-writing
Developing Your Poetry Writing https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/4548-developing-your-poetry-writing
Advanced Poetry Writing https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/4549-advanced-poetry-writing
Advanced Memoir Writing https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/4556-advanced-memoir-writing
There are hundreds, probably thousands of books, websites, blogs and articles offering writers advice. It can be overwhelming to make sense of it all. This is by no way a definitive list but here are some books, articles, websites etc. we have come across which we think are worth a look at. If you know of others please let us know.
So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for the aspiring novelist. How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann (Guardian May 2017)
Top tips for young writers – from past winners of the young writer award (Guardian November 2015)
Write Short Stories and Get Them Published by Zoe Fairbairns
David Gaffney 2015 Bridport judge ‘Vital Signs’
Thanks to everyone who attended our talk on the 7th February. We were especially pleased with the large number of attendees - deep down we knew there was a lot of creativity in Eltham and environs.
In the near future we will be setting up at least one writing group. More details will be forthcoming soon. In the meantime, anyone with any suggestions for this should email email@example.com or visit our Elthamread Facebook page or visit Eltham Library in the Eltham Centre.