2018: Archived Meetings

Tuesday, 6. Feb 2018 - Short Story Competition Judging Event


The annual Short Story Competition is judged this year by literary agent Julian Friedmann who is a longstanding partner in the Blake-Friedmann literary agency and who has given us a presentation in April 2017.

Tuesday, 6. Mar 2018 - Annual General Meeting


Don’t be scared – all existing officers are willing to go on serving. However, if you fancy a turn at an office, do step forward. The formal business will be followed by a Twitter Competition – telling a story in 280 characters, which includes spaces and punctuation. Box of chocolates for the winner.

Tuesday, 3. Apr 2018


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, 1. May 2018 - Writing for Competitions


Ingrid Jendrzejewski

Ingrid Jendrzejewski received a BFA in Creative Writing and a BA in English literature and then switched tracks to study physics. She returned to creative writing in 2014 and has since won 11 writing competitions, judged three short-story contests, had around 100 pieces published, and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Vestal’s VERA Award, and twice for Best Small Fictions. She has served as Nonfiction Editor and Editor in Chief of the Evansville Review, and is currently a reader for the online journal JMWW.

Tuesday, 5. Jun 2018 - Flash Fiction Competition


This is a members-only competition. Bring along a printed story of not more that 250 words. It must have a title, although this is not part of the word count. Stories will be read aloud anonymously by a single reader to ensure a uniformity of delivery. Members will then cast votes to determine the winner.

Saturday, 7. Jul 2018 - Summer Social


Saturday 7th July, from 6 to 10 pm at Mulberry House, 23 High Ditch Road, Fen Ditton.

Bread, cheese, butter and soft drinks will be provided, but we ask that you bring a dish (sweet or savoury, as you choose) to share, and such alcoholic drink as you wish. There will be a charge of £5 per head. You are welcome to bring guests. Bookings by Saturday 30th June to Harry Goode harry.huguette@ntlworld.com

Tuesday, 4. Sep 2018


Una McCormack

Una McCormack 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.

The session will go beyond these genres and look at all the problems we encounter as writers. It will largely be held as a Question and Answer session.

Tuesday, 2. Oct 2018 - 50 camels and she’s yours


Our travel writing group, Stephanie Green, Sally Haiselden, Francoise Hivernel, Seeta Siriwarena, Jane Wilson-Howarth, will present their latest book, "50 camels and she’s yours", a collaborative project.

This anthology is aimed at travellers of all styles: arm-chair, wishful thinkers and adventurers alike. It is particularly aimed at women who think , ‘Oh, I wish I could do that!’ Come with us and be in spired by the extra ordinary journeys of five ordinary women: two medical doctors, a teacher, an accountant and a psychoanalyst as they travel the five continents.