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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Report of Meeting and Newsheet




APOLOGIES: Sue, Jane, Trish, Ruth, Morag, Craig,

ATTENDING: Barry (chair), Dave, Dick, Debbie, Angela L, Sandy, Stephen, Liliane, Les, Angela P, Amanda, Ros, Ally, Simon, Peter and Tony.


There was a warm welcome for our newest member, Amanda from Baylham. Already a published poet in a collaboration between six British and six Bangladeshi writers, she works as a writer involved in publications for the veterinary trade.


We understand that Les, God bless his cotton socks, is due in hospital on 1st September for a replacement knee operation. Rest assured the Scribblers will be thinking of the poor nurses on that day, and, of course, our Les as well. Good luck Les and see you soon.

Dick informed us that the 2009 Annual Jack Wilkinson Memorial walk takes place on Sunday 20th September, in aid of Cancer Research. As usual there is a choice of three walks of different lengths and details will appear on the weblog very soon. Details and sponsorship forms can be obtained from Wendy Crampton on 01394-275751.

It is rumoured, following a request from Les, that a fourth walk may be included – a 100 yard dash!

The Orwell Connection Christmas Poems need to be with Dick by the end of the month – the poems may be either humorous or religious. Contact Dick for details.

The Anthology is coming to fruition with Barry meeting the printer this week. He has a rough draft of the work that looks very interesting and includes some thirty-five Scribblers both past and present, a real achievement. Well done to the trio of ‘anthologists’ for their hard work in getting this far. The book launch has been arranged for Saturday 28 November with a 7.30 for 8.00pm start. The event will take place at the Castle Lodge Hotel who have offered to host the launch free of charge. Additionally music will be provided by Kol Paterson.

The Murder Mystery may be performed a little later than expected with the possibility of a date being agreed later in February to avoid the main pantomime season. If this is the case then the writers may just squeeze a few more days breathing space. It is also anticipated that in the not too distant future there will be a read through by Rushmere Players.

1,500 word open themed assignment.

Ally: Seeing Red
Simon: Quick to tire

500 word assignment on ‘Cataclysm or Cataclysmic’

Tony: Another chapter....
Peter: Scared Sparrow.
Ros: Snowflower.
Amanda: A Product of its Time.
Angela P: Chapter One of a novel.
Les: The Gas Man Cometh and The Gas Man Goeth.
Liliane: The Island.
Stephen: Klismik.
Sandie: Pick a Cloud Chapter One of a novel.
Angela L: Back in Hadleigh. Extract from a biography.
Debbie: Cold Baths and Old Women.
Dick: A Lesson Not Learned.
Dave: Catter What?
Barry: Friendship.

Another evening when the Felixstowe Scribblers Experience really shone through with some excellent work from all writers, from ghost stories, murders, cats in the cosmos, islands within lakes within islands, memories of an old soldier, Pearl Harbour, Lockerbie chapters from books of diverse subjects, a poem and a Suffolk ‘haccent’ or two. A thoroughly enjoyable evening


Is in two weeks time on Tuesday 1st September at 7.30 pm in the Room at the Top, Felixstowe Library. In the chair will be Dick

Please note that as we now meet upstairs then late comers are advised that it will take a couple of minutes to answer the door so please be patient.


1,500 word assignments will be undertaken by Steven and Debbie.

The 500 word assignment for everyone else will be on ‘Psychedelic’

Thanks again to Liliane for collecting the key and providing biscuits along with Peter and to everyone for coming along and making the evening such an enjoyable experience.

Keep Scribbling!

Support those who support us! Have a look at Scott’s website at http://www.mrcobblerandmrlocks.co.uk
Don’t forget that Scott has special ‘Felixstowe Scribblers’ mugs on sale at £5 each. Not only does it have the Scribblers logo on the front, but your name can also be added on the rear.


A comprehensive website, discovered by Craig, that is packed with help for writers and includes many opportunities is


Really worth having a look.

Having experienced difficulty in trying to get my own work read in the past, a friend and I have recently set up a website designed to help new writers get their work noticed by publishers and production companies. Our aim being to try and give unpublished writers an audience they might otherwise struggle to get.
The site allows a writer to upload a sample of their work, along with a synopsis of their concept, which is then made available to the publishers and production companies registered with us, some of whom do not otherwise accept unsolicited submissions. A writer’s work remains on the site indefinitely and access to all submissions is restricted to registered companies only. These companies have the option to leave anonymous feedback for any work they view and can also request a writer’s email address for direct contact if they wish.
We would like to offer you and your members the chance to upload a free sample of their work on to the site.
Our website can be found at www.literaryshowcase.com
David Moseley
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