Upcoming General Meetings

Meetings are held at Hartington Grove Friends' Meeting House, from 7.30 pm to about 9.30. Hartington Grove runs between Hills Road and Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge.

Non-members are welcome to attend these meetings (except the Annual General Meeting) at a charge of £3.

JUST THINK - If you join, you get all this, plus the working groups, plus free to enter competitions, plus a monthly Newsletter for only £20 a year!

Tuesday, 3. Sep 2019 - Interactive Storytelling

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Hannah Hooton

Hannah Hooton will give the presentation "Interactive Storytelling: The Art of Reader Engagement", which explores different creative writing techniques that help to give our readers a more personal and immersive experience with heightened emotional impact.

Hannah is the author of eight indie-published novels, writing both adult equestrian romance and Young Adult paranormal mystery, with two number one Amazon bestsellers within their genre. She has won or placed in numerous international writing competitions. A screenwriter as well as a novelist, she is presently teaching screenwriting at Anglia Ruskin University where she studied a Writing and Film Studies bachelor's degree followed by a Master's degree at the University of East Anglia in Creative Writing.
 

Tuesday, 1. Oct 2019 - Publishing: Taking the right route

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Siobhán Carew

Cambridge Writers member Siobhán Carew will present the different routes of publishing: traditional, partnership, contract and self-publishing. The talk will include advice and opinions from literary agents, and publishers in each field, including self-published author
 

Tuesday, 5. Nov 2019 - The Art of Illustration

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Amanda Hall

Amanda Hall is an award-winning illustrator, renowned for her wonderfully decorative and colourful children’s book illustrations. She excels at capturing the visual worlds of different cultures, their peoples, animals and landscapes as well as their spiritual traditions.

Amanda will give us an introduction into the art of illustration and talk about her latest book, 'Out of this World', is the fascinating story of Leonora Carrington, a girl who made art out of her imagination and created some of the most enigmatic and startling works of the last eighty years.

Tuesday, 3. Dec 2019

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Jane Carter Woodrow

Jane Woodrow is a local writer, writing for TV, eg, In Suspicious Circumstances, The Bill, The Thieving Headmistress etc.  Also she is a criminologist and crime author appearing on news programmes, documentaries and factual dramas about serial killers. Her books "Rose West: the Making of a Monster" and "After Evil" - telling the true story of a 17-year old whose mum was murdered by the Yorkshire Ripper - are published by Hodder & Stoughton. Her thriller "Between Two Worlds: a Detective Hoban Novel" won an honorary award at the San Francisco book festival. Jane was educated at London  and Cambridge Universities, where she became a research fellow and associate. She has just completed her fourth book on crime.

Tuesday, 4. Feb 2020 - Short Story Competition Judging Event

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The annual Short Story Competition is judged this year by Una McCormack who has given us a presentation in September, 2018.

Una teaches Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University. She is an expert on Science Fiction and Fantasy, author of a number of tie-in novels to Star Trek and Dr Who.

Tuesday, 7. Apr 2020

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Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction, published in forty-nine languages and fifty-one territories. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide. In 2014, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s family and estate, Sophie published a new Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders, which was a bestseller in more than fifteen countries. She has since published two more Poirot novels, Closed Casket and The Mystery of Three Quarters, both of which were instant Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers.

Tuesday, 1. Sep 2020

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Andy McDonnell

Andrew McDonnell is the course leader for the English Literature and Creative Writing degrees at University Centre Peterborough where he undertakes research in Literary Theory, English Literature and Creative Writing.

His debut poetry collection, The Somnambulist Cookbook was published by Salt in June 2019. It is a series of poems that examine the quality of disappearance, how memory interferes with how we recall events, putting particular emphasis or spin on these events.