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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Report of our meeting




APOLOGIES: Sue (holiday), Ruth (birthday celebrations)

ATTENDING: Barry, Dick, Angela P, Roz, Jane, Liliane, Rani, Peter, Sandy, Angela L, Les, Trish, Lauren B, Tony and Dave (chair)


Happy Birthday Ruth!

Surf and Turf at Landguard Fort: The invitation for the Scribblers to participate in the event by providing preferably poetry for the event being held on 4th July, was declined. The invite came too late to be included in our programme, and though Rani was interested from a musical viewpoint, she lives and works in London making it impractical to be involved.

Poetry : The Orwell Connection: Dick raised the question about another poetry event. Although full details are not known, it appears that the Orwell Connection is looking for Christmas poems with a comical vent, and it is thought these would need to be four to five verses in length. Dick will further investigate and report back. Meanwhile, if you are interested, please liaise with Dick.

The Murder Mystery : With Connie on holiday, Dick – ironically after the Memory homework – forgot that he had another booking on the same night. Barry offered to host the meeting but then had to withdraw because of illness leaving three of us to meet at Trish’s. With the knowledge of deadlines to be met, we had to begin formulating some ideas which were duly drafted. They are certainly not set in stone and doubtless there will be plenty of discussion next Tuesday (at Dick's) when we hope to have a script from another murder mystery with which to compare our thoughts and idea. Watch this space....

THE ANTHOLOGY – A REMINDER : Barry reminds us that all submissions for the anthology need to be with him by the deadline at the end of July, so if you haven’t done so yet, please get writing, or perhaps submit some of your earlier work. Don’t forget he would also like a few words bio and perhaps a photograph too.

We hear that Christine a regular some years ago, still threatens to come along one evening. She sends her regards to all those who remember her and – as a former Scribbler, she has submitted some work for the anthology.

We also hear that Dave has had a short article published in the Priory Press – the Ipswich Transport Museum Journal and also has a letter in today (Wednesday’s) East Anglian daily Times and Evening Star. And all free of charge!


The open themed 1500 word assignments:

Roz : Lux and Lyre
Tony : Continuation of Hunions Travels

The 500 word assignment on ‘Memory’

Trish :Bob You Blewitt
Les :Half Past Bloody Two
Angela L :The Exhibition
Sandy :Two-Thirty
Peter :Winning Showman
Rani :Untitled
Liliane :Lost in the Woods
Jane :This Year It Will Be Different
Angela P :Mission
Dick :All Because of Migraine
Barry :1866 A Bad Year
Dave :Critical Timing


Is in THREE weeks time on Tuesday 7th July at 7.30 pm in the Room at the Top, Felixstowe Library. In the chair will be Dick. Liliane will collect the key.

Please note that we now meet upstairs in the Library. This is because of all the new tables and chairs in Cafe Libra has created difficulties setting up and replacing the furniture before and after meetings. Late comers are advised that it will take a couple of extra minutes to answer the door.


The 1,500 open themed work will be undertaken by Les and Barry

The 500 word homework topic is “Flying ”.

Thanks to Liliane for collecting the key who attended

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