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A guest speaker may be substituted for one of the meetings described below
Fees are £18 per term, payable on the first day of the term
Cheques payable Walton Wordsmiths

PROGRAMME September 16th - 9th December 2005
Please Note that due to pressure of work ALL meetings this term are at St Johnís Church Hall and NOT Braycourt Avenue.
All dates are Fridays unless stated

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FRIDAY 16th September
Welcome back. Sharing of news and YOUR plans for this term. Discussion of Waiting for Julie. Workshop: Exercise that writing muscle - some fun exercises to get you in the mood, together with an ideas prompt sheet to keep you going. Come with pen, paper and a smile!
FRIDAY 30th September
Sharing of news. Tutorial: Writing for Children followed by our guest speaker, local author Sylvia Green, who will tell us how she sets about researching for her books. Sylvia will bring along some of her books, and will answer your questions.
SATURDAY 8th October Saturday workshop with Colin Archer. 11am - 4pm. Venue: St John's (to be confirmed). Bring your own lunch. Colin will announce a Christmas competition for paid up Walton Wordsmith members. Look out for a flier and booking form - available soon. Why not bring a writing friend £5.
FRIDAY 14th October
Sharing of news. Wendy will be on holiday, but she will leave some work, unless there is a volunteer willing to run a workshop on this date?
FRIDAY 28th October
Sharing of news. Workshop: If music be the food of love, play on (Shakespeare). Using music with the word love in its title, a theme of love, or the word love in its lyrics, to trigger an idea for an emotional piece of writing. Reading of manuscripts - limited to 10 minutes each.
FRIDAY 11th November
Sharing of news. Tutorial: Rhythm and Style. What do we mean by style and how can we use rhythm in our work? There will be a fact file to accompany this tutorial. Reading of manuscripts - limited to 10 minutes each.
FRIDAY 25th November
Sharing of news. Guest speaker: We are hoping to invite a Literary agent to talk about current needs.
FRIDAY 9th December
Sharing of news. Colin Archer will comment on Christmas competition entries and announce the winner. At 12.00: Christmas social gathering and lunch at a venue to be decided by members.
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