A writers group to inspire & encourage all writers
Watford Writers
watfordwriters@gmail.com

Welcome to Watford Writers  


Next Meeting

December 5th

Busting Through Your Creative Writing Block

- an interactive workshop run by Cynthia Marsh

 

 

Gathering every Monday to share stories, poetry and writing tips, Watford Writers has been in existence for almost ten years

A group of local individuals who love to write, we have a variety of writing styles, passions and interests - some of us are published ... most of us are not!   We welcome anyone who shares an interest in writing, likes to hear stories, would like to offer and receive constructive critique AND who likes to have a laugh whilst enjoying the company of like minded friends!

Meetings start promptly at 7.30 pm every Monday from 13th April at the ODDFELLOWS HALL, 22 The Avenue, Watford. WD17 4NS

There are a limited number of parking spaces behind the hall, free parking further down The Avenue after 6.30, or the public car park in the centre (called The Avenue car park) in the roundabout by the library. There are also parking meters at the bottom of Malden Rd which are free in the evening.

No subscriptions, just pay £3.50 at the door and enjoy the evening including free coffee and biscuits

 

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Recent Activities

 

****Harrington Trophy Winners****

First Place

Rob Summers

(with Linda Spurr)

Writer's Block

Second Place

Sally Campbell

Curse.Com

 

Third Place

Paul White

All the World's a Stage

 

Readers of Shortlisted Stories

 

L to R

Brian Bold, Penelope Rowland, Trevor Spinage

David Rose, Sally Campbell, John Ward

Steve Clifford, Helen Nicel, Jan Rees

 

Read all the stories here

 

****Writer's Block Winners****

Thanks to James Bartlett for judging Watford Writers' first attempts at screenplays

 

First Place

Trevor Spinage

A Bridge Not Far Away

 

Second Place

Rob Summers

The Other Woman

 

Third Place

David Elliot

Sunspots and Squarials

 

21st December

Christmas Dinner

 

 

14th December

Panto Night

 

 

 

 

 

The Panto Writers

 

26th October

Sue Hampton and Leslie Tate

gave us an intriguing insight into the purple of their new books.

Sue's Flashback and Purple and Leslie's Purple

 

 

 

19th October

 Lauren Harris

ran her first workshop and lead us in an inspiring experience of Poetry Therapy

 

 

12th October

James Bartlett

gave us entertaining and gripping talk about scriptwriting

 

 

 28th September

Cynthia Marsh

revealed the secrets up of web marketing  essential for promoting our writing

 

27th July

Things We Have in Common

 

Many thanks to Tasha Kavanagh, for telling us the story of the path to publication of her very successful first novel. Many of us are enjoying reading it now.

Follow Tasha on her Twitter account.

 

2nd June

Editing Workshop

Many thanks to Linda Spurr for an entertaining and informative evening.

Check out her handout and some useful websites for editing tools by clicking here.

 

Watford Live! 2015 Richard Harrington

Literature and Art Challenge 

RESULTS

 First Place

Carolyn Storey - The Seeker

Click on title to read the story

 

Second Place

Louise Broadbent - The Alley

 

Third Place =

John Ward - Return of the Tooth Fairies (pictured)

Paul White - A Cereal Offender

 

Other Shortlisted Stories

Rosie Bristow - Beyond the River

Rob Summers - Flight of the Fairies

Penelope Rowland - Last Stop

Jan Rees - Let's Pretend

Carol Mathews - One Wish

Cynthia Marsh - The Story Teller

 

 

Copies of the winning stories on Watford Observer Website

The Other Shortlisted Stories

 

ACTIVITIES

Watford Writers reading War Poems at Watford Museum

- part of VE Day Commemorations

 

 

"New Beginnings"

Social at our new venue

with special guest Richard Harrington, MP for Watford 

 

 

 

 

OUR LAST MEETING AT THE CHA CAFE.

FAREWELL TO 10 YEARS OF GREAT MEMORIES

 

OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

Read about us in the Watford Observer