Please come and join fellow EAW members at our next pub get-together in Norwich on Monday 6 August at The Plough, St Benedicts Street, from 5 pm until about 7 pm. With any luck we'll be able to meet in the garden again, which is at the back of the pub. Otherwise we'll be in the front room. Look forward to seeing some of you there.
We are sad to report the recent deaths of two of our distinguished members: Clive King, best known for his bestselling book Stig of the Dump, and Dr Tom Stuttaford, at 87 still writing a column on health matters for The Oldie magazine until his death on 8 June 2018.
Dear EAW members and website visitors: sincere apologies for the lack of posts over the past few months. This has been due to a combination of new computer and the intrusion of something called Life. But here we are again, and I hope there won't be another huge gap in communications. Since the last post in April we have had several pub get-togethers, a terrific spring outing to Scolt Head Island at the end of April, and an absolute belter of a summer garden party at Low Tharston on 9 June. We have also of course become the official east of England branch of the Society of Authors, which changes things for future membership applications. Essentially, to join EAW from now on you need to be a member of the Society of Authors.
Please note that because of Easter the next EAW pub get-together will be held on Tuesday 3 April at The Plough, St Benedicts Street, Norwich from 5 until about 7 pm. Please come along and join us if you can.
EAW member Rachel Hore will be celebrating the launch of her new novel at Benji's restaurant, Jarrolds, Norwich at 6.30 on Wednesday 28 March. Tickets £7.50 from Jarrolds.
EAW member Phyllida Scrivens, whose launch for her new book on Norwich's 27 Lady Mayoresses had to be postponed due to the snow on 1 March, will be celebrating at Jarrolds, Norwich on Wednesday 21 March at 6.30 pm. Tickets £5 from Jarrolds.
Please note that the spring outing to Scolt Head Island on 22 April is now fully booked. Thank you to all who responded.
Please come along and join fellow EAW and SoA members for a convivial drink or two at The Plough on St Benedicts Street, Norwich, on Monday 5 March from 5 to 7 pm. If you haven't been along to one of these get-togethers before, they're very informal and enjoyable. We will try to bag the large table on the left as you enter the pub; there will be a pile of books (new and old) in front of me which people will be welcome to take. See you there!
We have received the following email from Kim Komljanec, the Artistic Director of
WRiTEON, the Cambridge scriptwriting forum:
'I am writing to let you know about some exciting opportunities for writers, which members of East Anglian Writers may be interested in:
1) WRiTEON, the Cambridge scriptwriting forum, are now accepting submissions to their open call for new, original one-act plays
The selected plays will be staged in Cambridge in 2019. Submission deadline is 1st July 2018. More info here: http://www.writeon.org.uk/festival/
2) To get support in writing a one-act play, writers are invited to a residential writing course in France (15-20 June 2018). Early bird applications are open until 5th March. More info on: https://kim.komljanec.org/residential-course-june-2018/
EAW has been sent the following email from member Anna Reckin:
'Please join me in celebrating the publication of my second poetry collection, Line to Curve, at Kett’s Books (Wymondham’s very successful community-run bookstore, if you don’t know them already!).
Where: Kett’s Books, 3 Whartons Court, Wymondham NR18 0UQ
When: 7.30 p.m. on 19 March 2018.
Looking forward to seeing you there!'
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