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Friday, December 04, 2009

Report of our last meeting




Apologies: Barry, Debbie

In attendance: Jane, Amanda, Ros, Duncan, Les, Liliane, Linda, Sandy, Tony, Trish, Dave, Ann, Dick (chair).

Welcome to two new faces at our meeting, Linda who writes ‘all sorts’ and Duncan a science fiction writer. Also welcome back to Les who returned after missing a few meetings. Dave’s wife Ann was attending only to ensure he behaved himself!

The Evening Star published a photo and a report on the Anthology launch. This appeared on Tuesday 1st.

Peter our treasurer suggests that the box of anthologies delivered direct to EACH will be sold by the charity and all monies from those sales will be retained. It may be a small amount in the overall picture, but every little bit counts. Caz received a 'thank you' from Mark Fox who was unable to attend the launch but thanked the Scribblers for their efforts for EACH.

The ‘foreign’ book orders have been posted out and sales are hopefully ticking over nicely. Books are on sale at Magpie and Poor Richards shops in Felixstowe or can be ordered from Peter our treasurer or by email from scribblers@btinternet.com

It is understood that Rushmere Players have had their casting meeting for the parts in ‘The Crabby Arms Affair’ so watch this space!

There was a double page spread in the EADT on 28th November entitled Darkness and Light, an interview between Steven Russell and our own Ruth. It is very interesting and a feature that has been commented on by a number of our members by email.

Geraldine, who attended the launch, wished to thank Ruth for the organisation of the launch which went well. Dave would like to thank everyone who attended, not least our celebrity and friend Rachel Sloane and of course the music by Kol Paterson. None of this would have been possible without the kindness of the Castle Lodge Hotel. So thanks everyone!


The 1,500 open themed topics:

Tony: Snakes on a Plain
With the absence of Shaun who was to do the second long piece a substitute stood in.
Dave: Christmas is Coming.

The 500 word assignment on Christmas or the Festive Season:

Jane The Pantomime
Amanda 21st Century Scrooge
Ros Here’s Here!
Dick Harry’s Game
Peter Cold Feet
Duncan Last Christmas
Les Christmas
Liliane The Christmas Book for 1934
Linda Christmas
Sandy A Santa Hood
Trish Avalon, and
Insomniac’s Christmas

OUR NEXT MEETING at The Room at the Top Felixstowe Library ....

Takes place on Tuesday 15th December at 7.30 pm

There is no homework assignment for this meeting as there will be a short creative writing exercise in the first half of the meeting. After the break, well time to relax and celebrate the completion of another year with Scribblers with our own little Christmas party.

It would be nice if you will bring along some nibbles etc and drinks (preferably the non-alcoholic kind as some folk have to drive home....

Look forward to seeing you there,

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.


Smooth & Groovy
For all occasions
Solo piano to 5-piece band
CD available on request
Tel: 01473 712624
Email: kol@ourservice2u.co.uk


Castle Lodge Hotel
Chevalier Rd
IP11 7JW
TEL: 01394 282149

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Aesthetica Magazine
PO Box 371, York, YO23 1WL, UK
(+44) 01904 479 168


And don’t forget:Felixstowe Scribblers Anthology 2010

Over 120 pages packed with short stories and poetry from 37 past and present Felixstowe Scribblers,
Priced at just £5 it represents remarkable value for money and will certainly make an ideal Christmas gift.
Profits from the anthology will go to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice.
Order your copy now!


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