Sunday, 8 January 2012
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Whitstable Women Writers’ Press Release 25/7/10
Well-established local group, Whitstable Women Writers, hosts ‘Canterbury Tells,’ the Canterbury Literature Laureate Scheme’s bi-monthly showcase, on Sunday 8 August, 6.30 pm, at The Jolly Sailor, 75 Northgate, Canterbury.
Members of the group, several of whom who have been short-listed for the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year poetry booklet and the Margate 2010 poetry competition, and had work accepted for publication, will be reading. There will also be an open mic session accessible to all. All are welcome and admission is free.
The evening of poetry and short fiction readings will also feature a special guest, prize-winning novelist, poet, and dramatist, Caroline Gilfillan. Winner of the 2000 North West Poetry competition, Norfolk-based Caroline has published two poetry collections, ‘Drowned in Overspill’ and ‘Yes.’ In 2007/2008 she was a winner of Channel 4’s The Radio Play’s the Thing competition and she’s won several national short story competitions, with her poems and short stories appearing recently in The London Magazine, Poetry News and Mslexia. In 2007 she was awarded an Arts Council grant to develop her forthcoming novel, ‘Petal,’ set in the Second World War, before going on to win the 2008 Jarrolds Prize for the best poem in the Norwich Cafewriters competition and first prize in the 2009 Fakenham Open Poetry Competition. Also a singer-songwriter, Caroline played drums in feminist rock bands in a former life.
Whitstable Women Writers meet monthly to offer encouragement, ideas and information and support members’ creative development, performance and publishing projects. New members are welcome - info from 01227 771126
Friday, 14 May 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
Friday, 2 April 2010
The harbour arm beckons us with a chorus line of lights. A rainbow flag unfurls from a crane. Now let the show begin!
Candy pink limo stretches round sweeping sands. Clubbers who carry a condom jump the queue while a barman juggles sunrise sling and sheets.
From the wings fly para gliders in to a sky of shimmering light Turner may have stroked. Kite surfers spin glimpsing the whites of the wind farm.
Christians raise their voices in the heat of the afternoon and their amen harmonises with a horny saxophone playing with the people sipping chilled wine in the square.
A seashell lady gives you the nod when a fresh batch of fish is frying or tea is being served at the Walpole Bay Hotel on the geranium terrace at the top of the hill.
Backstage in the old town, local artists hum. Staining glass moulding clay wiring wrapping wreaths bouquets.
Beyond sandcastles she’s preparing to unveil her house of installations and oils hoping high speeding trains will then draw art lovers and the curious.
Curtains now on a flood of gold, streaky pinks, the old hugging couple on a bench. He whispers in Polish of her beautiful eyes and they let the next bus go by.
31 March 2010
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Saturday 10 April ~ Open Day at the Horsebridge Center: information and writing fun ~ ideal for potential members to find out about WWW
Sunday 18 April ~ 12 to 5 at the Horsebridge. Workshopping longer pieces: an opportunity for those writing novels, poetry or short story collections, TV scripts etc to share in-depth feedback. £5 approx
Saturday 7 August ~ a creative writing workshop with guest tutor Caroline Gilfillan http://www.carolinegilfillan.co.uk
Sunday 8 August ~ WWW event in Canterbury featuring group members, guest reader Caroline Gilfillan and open mic slots.
watch this space for more event details!
Our regular meetings continue on the first Monday of the month, 8pm at Argyle Road church hall. (2nd Monday April due to bank hol)
New members always welcome ~ phone 01227 771126 for more info
‘Dreamboat,’ a first novel by WWW member Frankie Green, (ISBN978-1-4452-9806-1) is published this month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/dreamboat/6520991