Group News

In Memory of Bob Johnstone

Sadly, former member, and past Secretary to the group, Bob Johnstone, passed away on 31st January 2016. Several members of the group were able to attend his funeral on 18th February 2016, at Telford Crematorium, and it was lovely to see former member George Evans raise a toast in the Red Lion afterwards to Bob, and all friends around The Wrekin.

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Donations in Bob’s Memory can be sent to The Stroke Association.

Some found writing a little more tiring than they thought.

Some found writing a little more tiring than they thought.

2015 Wrekin Writer Workshops with Nick Fletcher and Catherine Cooper

This year, as part of the Wellington Literary Festival, we had two fabulous workshop facilitators: Nick Fletcher and Catherine Cooper.

Nick gave us an insight into the world of freelance journalism and writing for magazines, sharing with us his tips and advice, drawing upon his many years experience working for the national newspapers and also selling to magazines across the UK.

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By the end of the workshop, everyone was fired up with lots of ideas. Editors, I hope you’re inboxes are ready for our pitches!

Then, in the afternoon, Catherine Cooper arrived, with friends, to demystify the world of writing for children …

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She had us busy creating characters, delving into treasure chests and picking out a mysterious object to inspire our character and take them on a magical journey. Writing for children means releasing your inner child!

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Many thanks to both of our guest speakers for two fab workshops!

 

 

2014 Anthology Front Cover vote

It’s that time of year again to select a front cover image for the next Anthology front cover. Here is a selection – vote for your favourite now! (Closing date for votes is 30th April 2015).

 

Image 1 - Diane Perry Riding Gelert

1. Diane Perry Riding Gelert

 

2. Gelert

2. Gelert

 

3. Path to Gelert's Grave

3. The path to Gelert’s Grave

 

4. Welsh Highland Railway Driver4. West Highland Railway Driver

 

2013 Anthology Cover Vote

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The vote for the new anthology front cover is now closed and the results are as follows:

 

Vote results

Vote results

 

 

Which image would you like to see on the cover of the Wrekin Writers’ Anthology 2013? Scroll down and view the possibilities below, then at the bottom of the screen you can vote for your choice. (Please note you may only be able to vote once from your computer.) JUST TO CLARIFY – the use of any image containing the passing resemblance to any member of Wrekin Writers will be subject to their final approval for use on the front cover, if it proves the most popular choice. Should approval not be gained then the next most voted for image will be used for the cover.

 

1 - rocky beach

1 – rocky beach

2 - pebbly estuary

2 – pebbly estuary

3 - fenceline to Snowdonia

3 – fenceline to Snowdonia

4 - Aberdovey beach shadow

4 – Aberdovey beach shadow

5 - Llanfendigaid door

5 – Llanfendigaid door

6 - Llanfendigaid landing window

6 – Llanfendigaid landing window

7 - Bryan and friend

7 – Bryan and friend

8 - Lanfendigaid property

8 – Lanfendigaid property

9 - passing fishing boat

9 – passing fishing boat

10 - Jackdaw's tail-end

10 – Jackdaw’s tail-end

11 - Starburst beach scene

11 – Starburst beach scene

12 - Crashing groyne

12 – Crashing groyne

13 - Reflecting Diane

13 – Reflecting Diane

14 - Calves

14 – Calves