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Friday, October 26, 2007

Our Next Meeting is on 6th November 2007.

As you will be aware there is an extra Tuesday in October and so our next meeting is not until Tuesday November 6th. In the past some of our enthusiastic writers have turned up on the wrong Tuesday so hopefully they won't do it this time round!


Morag went along to the wake for Allen at the Bull in Woodbridge and was glad that she did. She says,

"It was lovely to meet Allen’s daughters, and Ron, his son in law, was delighted that I had managed to go. The funeral service was held at a green cemetery near Harwich, with views to the Orwell on one side, and the railway line on the other, so just what Allen would have wanted. He left a message saying he wanted no sadness, only fun and laughter, and it was a jolly occasion. All the cards were on show, including the one from Scribblers. Allen’s daughter said how much her Dad had enjoyed going, and her husband said he would look out for Allen's ‘chair’ in Felixstowe library. I also met Nigel, Allen’s brother, who was so like Allen it was uncanny. He even spoke in the same voice – all in all, a touching occasion."

Allen really was a special character who will be greatly missed by all those who shared his company and wonderful sense of humour.


A reminder that the Halloween Frite Nite at Languard Fort is on 31st October from 7.15pm. Organised by the Landguard Fort Trust, tickets cost £10 each and admission is for over 18’s only. For tickets please call 01394-273013. Several Scribblers and friends are down to attend and there has also been a really good article in the Ipswich Evening Star. Once inside you'll be captivated, I'm sure, as the gates will be locked at 8.00 pm. Be very scared....


I understand that Ipswich Ip-Art are arranging an event at Starbucks in Ipswich on Wednesday 28th November where writers will be able to read their work or listen to others. Places, I understand, will have to be booked in advance and further details will be forwarded in due course. Morag attended the last event of its kind so hopefully this one will attract more Scribblers. You can download a collection of stories from the Ip-art short story award 2007 at

Until our next meeting on 6th November,

Keep scribbling!!!


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Cinnamon Press invite you to the launch of Nick Malone’s superb long narrative poetry collection

Jason Smith’s Nocturnal Opera
Saturday 10th November 7:00pm, At St John’s Hoxton, New North Rd, London, N1 6NP
RSVP to jan@cinnamonpress.com
Jan Fortune-Wood, Ty Meirion, Glan yr afon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU
Nick Malone will be reading from the book at 7.30p.m.
with opportunity to purchase a signed copy of this visionary collection


We have recently learnt that Nick Malone is to receive an Arts Council England Award to support him in the development of his creative work.

Praise for Jason Smith’s Nocturnal Opera and Nick Malone:

In Jason Smith’s Nocturnal Opera Nick Malone’s mastery of form and lyricism reaches new heights to achieve that most difficult and rewarding of poetry genres, the long narrative poem, here combined with lucid passages of prose and Malone’s own mesmerising art work. The combination is at once sumptuous and spell-binding. We enter Jason’s home for the course of one night and travel with him room by room on a journey of metamorphosis and discovery in which the boundaries of identity are challenged and re-defined. Intelligent, layered imagery; precise, visceral language and the hypnotic, slightly surreal story, make this an innovative and brilliant poetry collection.

“Verse of the highest quality … Vivid, thoughtful and unusual.”Agenda
“Demonstrably talented work.”The Sunday Times
“A notable achievement of arresting and original quality … A powerful metaphysical force with passages of great beauty”Iron
“…unself-centred … lyrical passages”William Empson
Scheduled Chat!
A scheduled chat for writers will be held in the Circle of Hands chat room on Tuesday 30th October, at 9pm. Everyone is invited to join in. To take part, simply visit my website at www.adelecosgrove-bray.com and go to the News & Chat page, then click on the coffee cup icon. Our previous, inaugural chat proved a great success.

Riverside Writers Next Meeting
Monday, October 29th sees the next meeting of Riverside Writers, at 7.30pm-9.30pm in West Kirby Library, Wirral. Familiar faces and new ones are equally welcome! This month's writing project is to create a poem or short story on a Hallowe'en theme, but if you would prefer to share some other work that's fine too.

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Don't forget to keep an eye on Riverside Writers' websites for further information!

My name is Samantha Pearce and i am the owner of Words Worth Reading, an on-line editorial service for students, writers and those looking to further their career.

Words Worth Reading offers a series of superb editorial services at affordable prices. The service 'goes live' on the 1st November 2007, and can be found at www.wordsworthreading.co.uk
To mark the launch of this on-line editorial service, a fantastic competition is being run for budding authors! All manuscripts submitted for any of the editorial services offered on-line at www.wordsworthreading.co.uk will be entered into a self-publishing competition. All entries will be assessed in-house, and the winner will have the self-publishing costs of their manuscript paid for!

Submissions will be received from the 1st November 2007.

Please share this information with the members of your writing group to ensure that they all have the opportunity to benefit from the services offered at www.wordsworthreading.co.uk.

Visit us on the 1st November 2007, and see what we can offer you.

Samantha Pearce


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