2016: Archived Meetings
Local author Deborah Meyler will announce the results of our Short Story Competition dealing with the theme of The Seven Deadly Sins. We will hear the top three winning entries as well as the three runners-up. This always proves a very stimulating evening and gives us a chance to hear what someone else thinks of our work.
An AGM may not be anyone's idea of a great night out. Yet this is actually our general forum and opportunity to have a say in how things are run. The Committee is, after all, made up of its own members, we consider ourselves forward-thinking and open to new ideas, so please come along and let us hear from you.
This event will include a Twitter competition--details to follow soon.
Victor Watsonis an English author who has written on the nature and history of children’s literature and how children learn to read. He later turned to writing novels for children.
The stories in the Paradise Barn quartet take place in a fictional country town called Great Deeping.
Cambridge Writers member Alice Turner will be talking about herself, getting rejected and published, about making sense of the hero’s journey, and conduct an interactive exercise in "democratic editing"
Competitors bring a printed copy of their anonymous entry to the meeting. Word limit of 250 words.
Venue and catering to be determined
Rosemary Hayes will run a workshop on creative writing. She has lived in England and Australia and is the author of The Mark, a story of teenagers on the run and The Travellers, four modern gypsy stories.
Deborah Meyler has degrees from Oxford and St Andrews. She worked for six years in a bookshop in New York, and now lives in Cambridge. Her novel, ‘The Bookstore’, has received widespread praise as a work of literary fiction. She judged our Short Story Competition earlier this year.
Jane Beryl Hawking Jones, Ph.D. is an English author and educator. She is the ex-wife of Stephen Hawking and the author of the autobiography Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.
When Jane Hawking was first sent the script of The Theory of Everything– James Marsh’s Oscar-winning film adaptation of her book, Travelling to Infinity – she made two changes. “First, I took out the word ‘campus’ to describe Cambridge, because we don’t have university campuses in England, and then I deleted the F-word, which appeared two or three times on every page. “‘Scientists in the 1960s and 70s didn’t use the F-word’,” Jane informed Working Title, “‘and I’m pretty sure they don’t now either.’ So the F-word was taken out and I was pleased, actually, for that small success.”
Jane will talk to us about getting a novel into a film as well as her new novel.
Join us for another sterling workshop by our member Tim Love who will give us a fresh view on dialogue in prose. Bring writing equipment.