Ashby Writers

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This is the website for Ashby Writers' Club in which Writers from the area of Ashby de la Zouch discuss their writing, hold writing competitions and entertain guest speakers.


Ashby Writers’ Committee


Chair: Mike Arblaster

Vice-chair: Kate Mallinder

Secretary: Diane Buxton

Treasurer: Samantha Ridgway

Assistant Treasurer: Helen Bralesford

Programme secretary: David Bell


Programme 2019


8th Jan manuscript meeting – members’ own work


22nd Jan Wendy Freer “A Step on the Ladder” (and other films)


12th Feb comp: poem up to 30 lines, on a theme of “Folly”


26th Feb Annual General Meeting


12th Mar manuscript meeting – members’ own work


26th Mar speaker:
Llynda Baugh: Her books. Ways of telling a story.

Llynda is a mosaic artist, as well as an author.


9th Apr manuscript meeting – members’ own work


23rd Apr speaker: Ann Featherston: “Storm in a Teacup.” The Picadilly Circus waitress’s

strike of 1908


14th May manuscript meeting – members’ own work


28th May speaker: Erin Green (aka Bernadette O’Dwyer). Writer of “women’s fiction.”

(what was once called romantic fiction, but Headline have renamed it).


11th June manuscript meeting – members’ own work


25th June comp: prose on the theme of Shyness. (300words (=/- 10, not including title).


(9th July) manuscript meeting – members’ own work


23rd July speaker: Roz Watkins: Derbyshire crime writer


13th Aug manuscript meeting – members’ own work


27th Aug speaker: Ann Evans: novelist. Her 31 books include crime thrillers, romance,

YA, books for reluctant readers, children. She is an ex-journalist (Coventry

Telegraph).


9th October: 500 word autobiographies of members.


23rd October manuscript meeting - members' own work


12th Nov manuscript meeting – members’ own work


26th Nov speaker: Shreya Sen Handley. You may remember her autobiographical

Memoirs of my Body. Her short story collection Strange Stories is just out

from HarperCollins. She has also become a librettist for the Welsh National

Opera!


10th Dec meal - possibly at the Tap House, the same venue as last year, if members are

happy with it.


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Meetings second and fourth Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise specified 7.30pm-9.30pm at Congregational Church, Kilwardby St, Ashby LE65 2FQ.

See 'Location'  tab in menu for how to find us.


Membership £10 per annum

Visitors are welcome at a nominal fee of £4 per speaker meeting, £3 per comp/manuscript meeting (includes coffee or tea)