Independent Booksellers Week: 29 June to 6 July 2013
Events at The Torbay Bookshop (address: 7 Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ3 3DU)
- Sat 29 June 11am
Ann Widdecombe signing her new autobiography Strictly Ann
- Thurs 4 July 6pm
Hodder & Stoughton / John Murray Book Boffin Quiz at The Paignton Club. Tickets £4pp (includes free book.) Teams of 4.
- Sat 6 July 10:30am
Kate Furnivall signing her latest novel Shadows on the Nile.
- Sat 6 July 2.30pm
BBC’s Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Hall signing his latest novel Shadows of Justice.
Find out more:
Tel: 01803 522011
We invited one of our members, Fiona Ross, to lead a workshop for the group on
18th March. Fiona chose the theme of “Page Turning Quality In Fiction”.
She began with a PowerPoint presentation, followed by examples and exercises.
The workshop focused on a variety of techniques to create tension in a scene, to create mystery and unanswered questions designed to keep the reader engaged with the story.
Fourteen members attended and the session was generally well received.
Paignton Writers’ Circle would like to thank Fiona for preparing and presenting the workshop.
The winners of the Christmas Competition 2012 are as follows:
The Marjorie Waters Cup for Poetry: Janet Sharp. Read Janet’s winning entry.
The Amelia Burns Cup for Prose: Debra Westlake
The George Reade Cup for Humour: Danny Milne. Read Danny’s winning entry.
You can find the original competition entry post here. The subject was Changes and the entries were judged by Cathie Hartigan, Chair of Exeter Writers.
Congratulations to the three winners!
During 2011 we took part in the ‘Imagine There’s A Future’ creative writing project, which was run by Clare George, Writer-in-Residence at University of Exeter, and funded by Arts Council England. Clare kindly held a workshop for us here in Torbay, and has included Paignton Writers’ Circle in her acknowledgements at the beginning of the publication for the winning entries in the subsequent competition.
Contact us if you would like to read a copy of the publication.
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Christmas Competition
Fiction: Gaelle Stark
Non-Fiction: Danny Milne
Poetry: Debra Westlake
Click on the links to read the winners’ entries.