© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, with breaks at holiday times. The venue for the meetings is St Joseph's Church Hall, situated on the corner of Park Lane and Berkshire Drive, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 5JJ (click here for map). Most meetings are devoted to members reading from their own work (typically up to 2000 words), which is commented on by the others present. Members are encouraged to make positive, constructive comments. Members with longer works can also produce copies for others to take away and return with comments. We also arrange workshops and occasional guest speakers. We organise trips to outside talks or workshops and reciprocal visits to other writers' groups.

Meeting Activities

Meeting Schedule

31 Jul 18 AGM - Summer break - return 4 Sep 24 Jul Open readings 17 Jul Open readings 3-10 Jul Open readings 26 Jun Open readings 19 Jun Iain Pattison Competition Results and readings 5-12 Jun Open readings 29 May Open readings. 22 May Open readings Deadline for entries to the Iain Pattison short story competition. 1-15 May Open readings. 24 Apr Open readings Set Iain Pattison competition 10-17 Apr Open readings. 27 Mar Easter Break - back on 10 Apr 20 Mar Reading and result of the Chris Mundy Poetry competition. 6-13 Mar Open readings. Sun 4 Mar Deadline for entries for the Chris  Mundy Poetry competition. Entries must be emailed to Dick (sawdonsmith@hotmail.com) by midnight! 13-27 Feb Open readings. 6 Feb Show, don't Tell - a talk by Les Williams. The what, when, how, and why of showing not telling, using examples and helpful techniques. 16-30 Jan Open readings. 9 Jan 18 Fish and Chip Supper To plaice your order, email Sally at sally.johnson20@ntlworld.com Reading of Christmas Holiday Homework stories - “What did you find in your stocking?” 19 Dec 17 Last meeting beforeChristmas (back on 9 Jan). The winners of the Arthur Redway story competition will be announced and the first 3 stories will be read. See Competitions for details. As this will be the last meeting before Christmas, sausage rolls and mince pies will be provided. In past years members have contributed a small gift (cost £3 maximum) to the ‘Secret Santa’ sack then they receive someone else’s donation as a small present. If you would like to join in (it’s not compulsory) please bring your gift, suitable for male or female, to the festive meeting. 5 Dec Poetry - Presentation by Dr Geoff Harvey Geoff was Head of English at Reading University until he retired. He has previously talked to us about beginnings & ends, plots and characters in stories. This time he will speak about poetry, the construction of verse and how it can be used in story-telling. 21-28 Nov Open Readings 14 Nov Open Readings Set Arthur Redway competition. 7 Nov Halloween/Bonfire competition readings. Prizes will be awarded! 17-31 Oct Open Readings 10 Oct Writing Exercise 3 Oct Open Readings Set Halloween/Bonfire competition 26 Sep Open Readings 19 Sep Beginning, Middle and End A talk by Neil Sommerville - including some exercises! 12 Sep Open Readings 5 Sep Summer Homework Results Reading of the first three stories. Fri 25 Aug Deadline… … to hand-in your Summer Homework by email !
© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, with breaks at holiday times. The venue for the meetings is St Joseph's Church Hall, situated on the corner of Park Lane and Berkshire Drive, Tilehurst, Reading RG31 5JJ (click here for map). Most meetings are devoted to members reading from their own work (typically up to 2000 words), which is commented on by the others present. Members are encouraged to make positive, constructive comments. Members with longer works can also produce copies for others to take away and return with comments. We also arrange workshops and occasional guest speakers. We organise trips to outside talks or workshops and reciprocal visits to other writers' groups.

Meeting Activities

Meeting Schedule

31 Jul 18 AGM - Summer break - return 4 Sep 24 Jul Open readings 17 Jul Open readings 3-10 Jul Open readings 26 Jun Open readings 19 Jun Iain Pattison Competition Results and readings 5-12 Jun Open readings 29 May Open readings. 22 May Open readings Deadline for entries to the Iain Pattison short story competition. 1-15 May Open readings. 24 Apr Open readings Set Iain Pattison competition 10-17 Apr Open readings. 27 Mar Easter Break - back on 10 Apr 20 Mar Reading and result of the Chris Mundy Poetry competition. 6-13 Mar Open readings. Sun 4 Mar Deadline for entries for the Chris  Mundy Poetry competition. Entries must be emailed to Dick (sawdonsmith@hotmail.com) by midnight! 13-27 Feb Open readings. 6 Feb Show, don't Tell - a talk by Les Williams. The what, when, how, and why of showing not telling, using examples and helpful techniques. 16-30 Jan Open readings. 9 Jan 18 Fish and Chip Supper To plaice your order, email Sally at sally.johnson20@ntlworld.com Reading of Christmas Holiday Homework stories - “What did you find in your stocking?” 19 Dec 17 Last meeting beforeChristmas (back on 9 Jan). The winners of the Arthur Redway story competition will be announced and the first 3 stories will be read. See Competitions for details. As this will be the last meeting before Christmas, sausage rolls and mince pies will be provided. In past years members have contributed a small gift (cost £3 maximum) to the ‘Secret Santa’ sack then they receive someone else’s donation as a small present. If you would like to join in (it’s not compulsory) please bring your gift, suitable for male or female, to the festive meeting. 5 Dec Poetry - Presentation by Dr Geoff Harvey Geoff was Head of English at Reading University until he retired. He has previously talked to us about beginnings & ends, plots and characters in stories. This time he will speak about poetry, the construction of verse and how it can be used in story-telling. 21-28 Nov Open Readings 14 Nov Open Readings Set Arthur Redway competition. 7 Nov Halloween/Bonfire competition readings. Prizes will be awarded! 17-31 Oct Open Readings 10 Oct Writing Exercise 3 Oct Open Readings Set Halloween/Bonfire competition 26 Sep Open Readings 19 Sep Beginning, Middle and End A talk by Neil Sommerville - including some exercises! 12 Sep Open Readings 5 Sep Summer Homework Results Reading of the first three stories. Fri 25 Aug Deadline… … to hand-in your Summer Homework by email !
For writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry

Meetings

For writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry

Meetings