Formed over forty years ago, our Writers Circle is based in Felixstowe, Suffolk. Meetings are held in The Room at the Top in Felixstowe Library, normally on the first and third Tuesday of each month commencing at 7.30pm and finishing by 10.00pm. Check this weblog for details of meetings.

There is an annual November to November fee of £30, April to November is £20 and June to November £15. For members preferring to pay at each meeting the charge is £5 per meeting. To contact Felixstowe Scribblers simply email scribblers.1@btinternet.com or the Secretary, catherine.stafford1@ntlworld.com

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Our next meeting...



Things have been rather hectic so now I hope to be able to catch up with the Scribblers items that need addressing. 


First things first though. You will be pleased to hear that our Honorary President and highly rated author, Ruth Dugdall, will be with us on Tuesday 19th May which will be an evening to remember I am sure. Ruth is an excellent advocate of the written word and a really interesting speaker. More about her visit nearer the time.


Meanwhile we have our next meeting to contend with. It is another of our Flash Fiction evenings when all you need to do is come along with pen, pencil and paper or other writing equipment. Cathy will ensure the prompts for the evening will be drawn at the start of the meeting and all you (or should that be 'we'?) need to do is compile a short story in the allotted time and then, hopefully, share your work with the group. There is one thing to remember about flash fiction evenings, they are fun! It is surprising what mini masterpieces are produced in around twenty minutes!


The meeting is on Tuesday 21st January with a 7.30 start time. The outer door will be locked at 7.30pm for security purposes but if you are late then please ring the bell on the wall and someone will come down and let you in!


Until then,


Keep Scribbling!!!

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Meeting Report


Minutes of Scribblers meeting held on 07 January 2020



Present:

Dave, Liliane, Georgina, Martyn, Stephen, Jane H, Kay, Tony, Arlette, Cathy, Suzy, Justin, Steve, David, Carole, Beryl, Barry, Tom, Jim, and new member Glynis



Apologies:

Derek, Mary, Liz, Rani



Business:

Dave welcomed us all to the first meeting of the new year. It was good to welcome a new member, and to see Barry again on one of his relatively rare visits.

Welcoming our newest member – we all introduced ourselves and gave very brief comment on our writing interests.

Writeathon – has been completed and circulated. The consensus of opinion was that with so many writers involved, it made it hard to create a totally cohesive story. However, we did agree that it had been fun and challenging – maybe learn from this and do things slightly differently next time.

Derek’s partner Sue is recovering well – what good news!

Ruth has contacted Dave to apologise for the fact that the new monthly Book Club she is involved with will clash with the first Scribblers’ meeting each month.



Readings of homework:

The theme was ‘Danger: keep out’ – some excellent stories, and almost everyone had remembered to note the word count for their piece.



Steve – Danger: keep out – 683



Suzy – Danger: keep out – 669



Jane H – Danger: stay in – 693



Steven – Danger: keep out



Carole – The last hurrah – 749



Dave – Dangerous assignment – 741



Liliane – A sense of something evil



Martyn – Hotel – 730



David – Uranium half light – 542



Barry – Danger: keep out – 650



Justin – Dinosaur – 748



Beryl – Going home – 748



Arlette – Danger: keep out



Jim – Someone she used to know



Tony – an excerpt from his book – 734



Next meeting:

 21 January. No homework, as at this meeting we will be enjoying a flash fiction session, using word prompts. Don’t forget to bring writing implements!!


Tuesday, 7 January 2020

A massive attendance!

What a tremendous turnout tonight. Twenty Scribblers made tonight's attendance the biggest for probably years!

With a prospective new member and two returning Scribblers, it was a real boost to the start of our New Year. Most people had written on the subject of "Danger. Keep Out." and what a superb mix of stories there were. Brilliant!

Thoughts went out to our many Australian friends and relations...and for two special friends, Belinda in the Brisbane area and Chris up in Cairns. With fires blazing in virtually every area, we pray that they remain safe.

Good to hear that Derek's Sue is on the mend. Positive news!

Had New Year wishes from Ruth together with an apology about her new reading group taking place on  a Tuesday evening.

There were some comments about the Writeathon and ideas for future writing challenges.

A question via Felixstowe Radio - when will The Lost Sock be shown again? Don't forget to tune in to Tony's on Thursday evenings from 6.15 when stories, and serialised work by local authors will be broadcast.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 21st January when we will hold another flash fiction session - prompts will be drawn out at the start of proceedings.

Until then,

Keep Scribbling!!!  


Monday, 6 January 2020

Danger...Keep Out...

Happy New Year to you all!

First let me say a thankyou to everyone who participated in the Writeathon which has now been completed and is being circulated to our group. There's around 5,000 words so hope you all enjoy reading it at your leisure. Hopefully it will soon be included on this Weblog.

Whoops! I almost forgot to inform the Library of our proposed meeting dates but have hastily sent a copy off today. I don't envisage any problems as the Library have always done their best to help us out.

Now, tomorrow sees our first meeting of the New Year. It will be good to get back in the groove again. The topic for the meeting is "Danger, Keep Out." It is the usual 750 word limit which should produce some tremendous tales. The meeting starts at 7.30 when the door will be locked.

Hope to see you there!

Keep Scribbling!!!

Monday, 23 December 2019

From us to you...


Merry Christmas to you all...


Hello Scribblers!!!



Well it has finally arrived - the time of year to enjoy the celebrations with our families and friends.



I would like to thank every one of you for your wonderful support at Scribblers, for all the help from collecting the key to setting up, then tidying up before and after each meeting but more than anything for just coming along and sharing your wonderful creative words with us.



I know 2019 has provided some unwanted challenges, not least the HSBC debacle which has now been overcome, and the magicians act that saw our refreshment supplies disappear! For some there have been health issues to overcome.



At least that was offset by the production and success of our anthology which I hope will be repeated in 2021 and, of course, our participation in the Felixstowe Book Festival.



Mainly I have to say thank you to each and every member, old and new, who has come along to enjoy the ambiance of our group but not forgetting our overseas members in France and Australia who have helped us along our journey. Thanks too, to our committee.



Merry Christmas to each and every one of you and a Happy and prosperous New Year. Oh and Happy Hogmanay to a certain gentleman of the group!



Bless you all but, remember...



Keep Scribbling!!!



Dave.