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Saturday, April 04, 2009


A reminder that our next meeting takes place this coming Tuesday April 7th at the Cafe Libra, Felixstowe Library, starting at 7.30pm. The 1,500 open themed task will be undertaken by Liliane and Jane whilst the rest of us are asked to write up to 500 words on 'SAFE', ironically the same subject and length as the Ip-Art Short Story Competition.

The Committee meeting last week was switched to Barry's after Dick was taken ill so we all wish him a speedy recovery. Barry has offered to be the liaison with Felixstowe Library for the Bill Budner Short Story Competition:

This is for a fictional short story on the theme ‘The Last Day of the Holiday’ in which you must create an original title for your story which should have a no more than 2,000 words. Entry is open to all, with separate awards for children (16 and under at the closing date).Prizes will be awarded for the three best stories in each category, as follows: 1st prize £25, 2nd prize £15, 3rd prize £10.

Each entry must be the original and unpublished work of the entrant and all entries should be clearly typed in double spacing on single sides of A4 paper, The author’s name, address, daytime phone number and (if possible) e-mail address should accompany the story on a separate sheet of paper. These details should not appear on the entry itself. If under 16 please include your age.

Competition entries should be handed in or posted to the staff at Felixstowe Library, Crescent Road , Felixstowe, IP11 7BY, clearly marked for the ‘Bill Budner Short Story Competition’, by the closing date of Saturday 25th April 2009

Plans for our anthology are coming to fruition thanks to the determined efforts of the subcommittee of Barry, Jane and Les. Barry requests confirmation if you would like to be included in the anthology which has a deadline for submissions by the end of July. The maximum word count is for one thousand word stories or poems which can comprise of one complete or a collection of pieces with that limit. Time tends to run quickly away so it might be a good idea to beginning planning your story/poem now because the sooner it is submitted the easier it will be for our editorial team to begin the long process of preparing lay-outs etc. Don't forget that Barry asks for a short addition to your masterpieces a few words about yourself together with a small snapshot to be included in the personal index so people can see what you look like. It is intended that we organise a launch (sounds grand) in November with the advertisers and the press present. More details on this event will be forthcoming. The price of the Anthology is to be confirmed but there will be a discount for Scribblers.

It is expected that several former regulars and distant friends of the Scribblers will also be included to provide a flavour of our writers group through the recent years.

Congratulations to Caro who has been published for the first time. You will find her work posted on the Internet at: http://www.lovetoclimb.co.uk/rock_climbing_articles/6/Turkey+08:+a+personal+perspective+by+Caroline+Goldsworthy

We here from Scott that he and Aimee have both suffered injuries during judo and now intend to give it up as they have suffered a lot of injuries in a short space of time and sooner or later it may be a problem. They have both been graded to orange belt in kickboxing and Aimee graded to second brown last week in aiki jutsu (despite her injury) and they both graded to orange yellow stripe in karate. Scott confirms he will being doing something fopr the anthology although he still has a bit of a time issue completing a four day first aid course for his aiki jutsu coaching which he may be teaching soon. They are soon off to America for two weeks for a bit of a rest! IScott also says that the Scribblers still means a lot to him and intends to return to the group in the forseeable future.

So until Tuesday

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