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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Report of Meeting

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Incorporating the


In the Chair: Peter.

Apologies for absence were received from Angela (P), Morag, Rosie, Lauren, Alex, Trish.

In attendance: Barry, Dave, Dick, Tony, Ruth, Liliane, Jane, Peter and Stephen. Also present were surprise visitors from the Hadleigh Creative Writers’ Group, Caroline and Angela (L).


A lower than usual attendance was bolstered by Caroline and Angela from Hadleigh Writers. Caroline who runs creative writing courses already knows Ruth and also has Jane as one of her students. Details of Caroline’s courses can be found at http://cwgroups.org.uk/

Members who were unable to attend were Angela (P) who was at a friends wedding, Morag whose mother is in hospital, Trish on holiday in Scotland once more, Rosie who is in her school play whilst Lauren has piles of school homework to complete. Alex was unavailable.

Good news that both Morag and Jane have had short stories accepted by People’s Friend and so their successes are continuing.

Rushmere Players. Next play is coming up fast and for those still interested in going along to the show and having a fish and chip supper at the same time please contact Tony or Ruth as soon as possible. Orders have to be in for the supper this weekend for the show which takes place at Rushmere School, Ipswich on October 17th. Details are on the weblog.

Tony has organised another Evening of Musical Mayhem on Saturday October 25th starting at 7.30pm at his home it will continue until it finishes! Nibbles will be provided but everyone is invited to contribute and, why not take a bottle along (preferably not an empty one!)

Ruth again recommended the Authonomy website where you can see her novel ‘Sacrificial Man’ posted at http://www.authonomy.com/ViewBook.aspx?bookid=1343

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS Please note that forthwith the contact email address for Felixstowe Scribblers will be scribblers@btinternet.com. This follows Dave’s move and a change of ISP. It does mean that there must soon be some updating of both our weblog and website so watch this space!


The 1,500 word open themed work:

Ruth: Family Snaps.
Liliane: We All Make Mistakes.

The 500 word ‘Trophy’ assignment

Stephen: The Shipyard
Jane: The Trophy Man
Tony: Extract from Timothy Whiteboots
Dick: Dangerous Devon (poem)
Caroline: The Last Trophy
Angela (L): Wasted Years
Dave: If only there was a trophy for a near miss….
Barry: Mother’s Nature
Peter: Sweet Success

Our Next Meeting

Is in TWO weeks time in the Café Libra, Felixstowe Library, on Tuesday 21st October, at 7.30pm.

The 500 word homework and, for one meeting only, the 1,500 word assignment will be on a Halloween, ghost, or spooky subject. To add to the atmospherics, members are asked to bring along torches as all stories will be read by torchlight. Being a library, candles will not be allowed!
Dick and Dave will provide the 1,500 word work.

Chairperson next time: Alex

Until then,

Keep Scribbling!

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Rushmere Players present Hilary versus Rhinoceros, an evening of Absurdist Drama (with a fish and chip supper) at Rushmere Primary School, Lanark Road, Ipswich on Saturday 18th October at 7.30pm. Tickets, including the supper, are £8.00 in advance and may be ordered from the ticketline at 01473-604655


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Script Games
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