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Event Notices

Throughout the year we may hold other events. Examples are: Visiting speakers Social events ‘Homework’ - writing exercises during holiday breaks Competitions Notices of these events will be posted on the News page. The full rules will be posted below. Reports and results will be posted on the News page. Competition entries will be available to read in the Library.
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 be sent to Walter by Thursday 21 Oct for posting (anonymously) on the Library 2021 section of the website. Members read and send their votes (first 3 places) to Stuart by midday 25 Oct. Stuart records the votes and informs Les W of the results by midday 26 Oct. Zoom meeting 26 Oct, results announced and the winners (first 3) read their stories.
29 Sep 2021: Halloween/Bonfire Night Short Story Competition
All members can vote whether you enter this competition or not.
27 Jul 2022: Summer Homework So that members do not suffer from withdrawal symptoms over the summer break, here is an opportunity for you to flex your imaginations and provide us with reading material for the start of next term - which is a Zoom meeting on 6 Sept 2022. The rules for this exercise are simple: word limit is 1500 no theme the following six words are to be included (in any sequence) o spring, alternate, ceiling, symbol, object, sticky Happy holiday!

8 Nov 2022: TVWC Christmas Competition

Choose one of the seven following closing lines for your story. 1. Did you say it's all over? (Carol) it's only just beginning. 2. “Yes (Bobby),” he said gently. His voice was feather soft. “I'm here (Bobby). You can come out now.” 3. Whatever it is, it must be worth waiting for. 4. Smiling to myself I tore it into a dozen pieces. 5. When it was gone, it would make the room seem even larger. 6. You're soaked through. Where on earth have you been all day? 7. Some nine months after she returned from hospital, during which she and her husband thought continually of their son and the tragedy of his approaching death, they went on their honeymoon. Names (in brackets) can be changed as you see fit. Story length up to 1500 words. Entries to be sent to Walter for insertion on the web site Library page for 2022. Closing date for entries is Tuesday 29 November. Send your votes for first three places to Nick by midday 6 December. Results will be announced, prizes awarded and stories read that evening (in the hall).
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© Thames Valley Writers’ Circle
Created with Xara Designer Pro X

Event Notices

Throughout the year we may hold other events. Examples are: Visiting speakers Social events ‘Homework’ - writing exercises during holiday breaks Competitions Notices of these events will be posted on the News page. The full rules will be posted below. Reports and results will be posted on the News page. Competition entries will be available to read in the Library.
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 be sent to Walter by Thursday 21 Oct for posting (anonymously) on the Library 2021 section of the website. Members read and send their votes (first 3 places) to Stuart by midday 25 Oct. Stuart records the votes and informs Les W of the results by midday 26 Oct. Zoom meeting 26 Oct, results announced and the winners (first 3) read their stories.
29 Sep 2021: Halloween/Bonfire Night Short Story Competition
All members can vote whether you enter this competition or not.
27 Jul 2022: Summer Homework So that members do not suffer from withdrawal symptoms over the summer break, here is an opportunity for you to flex your imaginations and provide us with reading material for the start of next term - which is a Zoom meeting on 6 Sept 2022. The rules for this exercise are simple: word limit is 1500 no theme the following six words are to be included (in any sequence) o spring, alternate, ceiling, symbol, object, sticky Happy holiday!

8 Nov 2022: TVWC Christmas

Competition

Choose one of the seven following closing lines for your story. 1. Did you say it's all over? (Carol) it's only just beginning. 2. “Yes (Bobby),” he said gently. His voice was feather soft. “I'm here (Bobby). You can come out now.” 3. Whatever it is, it must be worth waiting for. 4. Smiling to myself I tore it into a dozen pieces. 5. When it was gone, it would make the room seem even larger. 6. You're soaked through. Where on earth have you been all day? 7. Some nine months after she returned from hospital, during which she and her husband thought continually of their son and the tragedy of his approaching death, they went on their honeymoon. Names (in brackets) can be changed as you see fit. Story length up to 1500 words. Entries to be sent to Walter for insertion on the web site Library page for 2022. Closing date for entries is Tuesday 29 November, Send your votes for first three places to Nick by midday 6 December. Results will be announced, prizes awarded and stories read that evening (in the hall).
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