Event Notices This page will show notices of literary competitions and events run by TVWC and other local organisations such as the Berkshire Music and Arts Festival. The results, will be shown on the News page and on the relevant Library page. The entries to TVWC competitions are added to the Library (if we have them in digital form). Information regarding external competitions, brought to our notice by members, will be circulated by email.
In Memoriam Three of our events are in recognition of the contributions to the TVWC made by late members. Click on their photos to read about them.
Arthur Redway
Chris Mundy
© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
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The inaugural event in commemoration of our late founder has been announced. As our most prestigious competition, it will be judged by an external judge: Iain Pattison. Details of this year’s competition are as follows. The theme is "the wisdom of age". The word limit is 1500. Entries to be type font 12 and double spaced. Entries should not contain author identification. Authors’ details will be held by Sally. Entries to be emailed to Sally by midnight June 2nd. sally.johnson20@ntlworld.com Results and critiques will be emailed by Iain to Sally on June 26th. Sally will email the critique to each entrant, on the 27th June. Winners will be announced on 28th June. After the judging and results, entrants will be able to have their entries put on the website, together with the critique if they are happy to share it. I am sure you would agree that this will be a small but fitting tribute to Barbara and I hope her infectious enthusiasm will spur you on to enter this year's competition. Let's make it a good one. Good luck and best wishes. Les Williams
Barbara Smith
Iain’s tips

27 Apr 2020:

The Barbara Olive Smith

Memorial Trophy.

Stories for this year’s competition can be themed on Halloween or Bonfire Night - or both if you can find a plausible way of doing it. Entries should be no more than 1500 words long. Entries to Walter to post on the Library 2020 page no later than 22 October. Members read and send their votes for first three places to Stuart by 26 October. Stuart calculates the results and informs Les W by midday 27 October. Results announced and first three placed entries read at the Zoom meeting on 27 October.
30 Sep 2020: Halloween/Bonfire Night Short Story Competition
Everyone can vote whether you enter this competition or not.

22 Dec 2020: Arthur Redway Memorial Competition

The theme of the competition this year is ‘A Bright Horizon’. Entries should be a short story of not more than 1500 words Email entries to Walter who will upload them to the web site Library 2021 page. Authors names will not be included. Please put your name on a separate page of your entry, not on the story pages. Closing date for entries: Sunday, 31 Jan 2021. Note: If you can submit your entry before 31 Jan it will give everyone more time to read all the stories. Judging is open to all Circle members. Send your judging results (first three places) to Stuart by 8th Feb 2021. The results and reading of the top three stories will be at the Zoom meeting on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021. If the email links in the above, fail: use the links shown at the bottom right of each page of this site.

2 Mar 2021: Chris Mundy Memorial Competition

Entries can be on any topic or theme. Poems are to be no more than 40 lines. Entries are to be sent to Walter via the website link by the end of Wednesday, March 24th - webmaster@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org The entries will be anonymous on the website, Library 2021 page. Your judging results (first three places) to be sent to Stuart by midday Monday, March 29th - intcoms@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org Results and readings by the winners will be on Tuesday, March 30th.
Event Notices This page will show notices of literary competitions and events run by TVWC and other local organisations such as the Berkshire Music and Arts Festival. The results, will be shown on the News page and on the relevant Library page. The entries to TVWC competitions are added to the Library (if we have them in digital form). Information regarding external competitions, brought to our notice by members, will be circulated by email.
In Memoriam Three of our events are in recognition of the contributions to the TVWC made by late members. Click on their photos to read about them.
Arthur Redway
Chris Mundy
© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
Created with Xara Designer Pro X
Barbara Smith

27 Apr 2020

The Barbara Olive Smith Memorial Trophy The inaugural event in commemoration of our late founder has been announced. As our most prestigious competition, it will be judged by an external judge: Iain Pattison. Details of this year’s competition are as follows. The theme is "the wisdom of age". The word limit is 1500. Entries to be type font 12 and double spaced. Entries should not contain author identification. Authors’ details will be held by Sally. Entries to be emailed to Sally by midnight June 2nd. sally.johnson20@ntlworld.com Results and critiques will be emailed by Iain to Sally on June 26th. Sally will email the critique to each entrant, on the 27th June. Winners will be announced on 28th June. After the judging and results, entrants will be able to have their entries put on the website, together with the critique if they are happy to share it. I am sure you would agree that this will be a small but fitting tribute to Barbara and I hope her infectious enthusiasm will spur you on to enter this year's competition. Let's make it a good one. Good luck and best wishes. Les Williams
Iain’s tips
Stories for this year’s competition can be themed on Halloween or Bonfire Night - or both if you can find a plausible way of doing it. Entries should be no more than 1500 words long. Entries to Walter to post on the Library 2020 page no later than 22 October. Members read and send their votes for first three places to Stuart by 26 October. Stuart calculates the results and informs Les W by midday 27 October. Results announced and first three placed entries read at the Zoom meeting on 27 October.
30 Sep 2020: Halloween/Bonfire Night Short Story Competition
Everyone can vote whether you enter this competition or not.

22 Dec 2020: Arthur Redway Memorial

Competition

The theme of the competition this year is ‘A Bright Horizon’. Entries should be a short story of not more than 1500 words Email entries to Walter who will upload them to the web site Library 2021 page. Authors names will not be included. Please put your name on a separate page of your entry, not on the story pages. Closing date for entries: Sunday, 31 Jan 2021. Note: If you can submit your entry before 31 Jan it will give everyone more time to read all the stories. Judging is open to all Circle members. Send your judging results (first three places) to Stuart by 8th Feb 2021. The results and reading of the top three stories will be at the Zoom meeting on Tuesday, 9 Feb 2021. If the email links in the above, fail: use the links shown at the bottom right of each page of this site.

2 Mar 2021: Chris Mundy

Memorial Competition

Entries can be on any topic or theme. Poems are to be no more than 40 lines. Entries are to be sent to Walter via the website link by the end of Wednesday, March 24th - webmaster@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org The entries will be anonymous on the website, Library 2021 page. Your judging results (first three places) to be sent to Stuart by midday Monday, March 29th - intcoms@thamesvalleywriterscircle.org Results and readings by the winners will be on Tuesday, March 30th.
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for writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry
Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
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