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Many of our general events and activities are open to non-members, so do get in touch if you would like to attend. If no other contact details are given, please get in touch.

 


Southern Regional Meeting

Date: 12th April 2018, 10am – 4pm

Location: The parish room of St Richard's Church, Cawley Road, Chichester.

Guest Speaker: John Owen Smith on self publishing


Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire Group

The next meeting of the Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire group will take place on Thursday 26th April at The Filly Inn, Brockenhurst, Hampshire.  The speaker is Dorset writer Steve Roberts, who will talk about how he successfully pitches articles to magazines and how this publishing success led to his being commissioned to write books.

Date: 26th April 2018

Time: Arrival 12.30pm for a 1pm buffet meal, followed by the speaker.

Venue: The Filly Inn, Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Guest Speaker: Steve Roberts

Cost: £13

Anyone wishing to attend should contact Julie Ratcliffe at julie@julieratcliffe.co.uk or 07936 554222.


An evening with Literary agent Penny Holroyde

Date: Thursday 24 May 2018

Time: 6 - 8 pm

Venue: Savoy Tup, 2 Savoy Street, London, WC2R 0BA

Cost: £16.50

Non-members welcome.
Places are limited.

At this informal London-based event Penny Holroyde, partner in agency Holroyde Cartey, will be addressing issues that worry all writers: How do you approach an agent? How should you present your work? Opportunities to ask questions. Individual ‘pitching’ appointments will NOT be available.

Online booking via Eventbrite

OR Send a cheque payable to SWWJ to:
5 Cunningham Avenue, St Albans, Herts, AL1 1JJ, with an email address for acknowledgement.


Drama Workshop

Members' plays, sketches, monologues etc read by guest actors and critiqued by the audience.

Venue: TBC

Held 3 or 4 times per year, on Saturdays.

Date: TBC (expected to be June 2018)

Time: 11am-4pm.

Cost: £15 per person. Tea and coffee provided, but bring a packed lunch.

Plays to be included must be submitted in advance. Details from Martin Cort.


Council Meeting

Date: 18th June 2018

Members: please send questions and comments you feel should be addressed to one of the Council members listed on the home page of the website.


 

AGM and Summer Gathering/Tea

Date: 28th June 2018

Location: National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE

Guest Speaker: Poet, Anita Sackett

Non-members and guests welcome to attend summer gathering. Full details, prices and booking forms will be published in The Woman Writer magazine and on our facebook and twitter pages, approximately eight weeks before the event.


Council Meeting

Date: 10th September 2018

Members: please send questions and comments you feel should be addressed to one of the Council members listed on the home page of the website.


 

Autumn Lunch

A delicious three-course hot lunch with waiter service. Vegetarian options and pay bar available.

Date: 20th September 2018

Location: National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE

Guest Speaker: Andrew Lewer, MBE,MP. Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Group on Publishing

Non-members and guests welcome. Full details, prices and booking forms will be published in The Woman Writer magazine and on our facebook and twitter pages, approximately eight weeks before the event.


Council Meeting

Date: 26th November 2018

Members: please send questions and comments you feel should be addressed to one of the Council members listed on the home page of the website.


 

Christmas Tea

Date: 5th December 2018

Location: National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE

Non-members and guests welcome. Full details, prices and booking forms will be published in The Woman Writer magazine and on our facebook and twitter pages, approximately eight weeks before the event.


Council Meeting

Date: 14th January 2019

Members: please send questions and comments you feel should be addressed to one of the Council members listed on the home page of the website.


Council Meeting

Date: 4th March 2019

Members: please send questions and comments you feel should be addressed to one of the Council members listed on the home page of the website.


 

Spring Tea Prizegiving

Date: 20th March 2019


 

Special event to mark the Society’s 125th Anniversary

Date: 1st May 2019

Details to be announced.


Council Meeting

Date: 17th June 2019

Members: please send questions and comments you feel should be addressed to one of the Council members listed on the home page of the website.


 

AGM and Summer gathering

Date: 27th June 2019


Council Meeting

Date: 9th September 2019

Members: please send questions and comments you feel should be addressed to one of the Council members listed on the home page of the website.


 

Autumn lunch

Date: 19th September 2019


Council Meeting

Date: 25th November 2019

Members: please send questions and comments you feel should be addressed to one of the Council members listed on the home page of the website.


 

Christmas tea

Date: 5th December 2019

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