Christmas Competition Winners 2013

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A somewhat belated announcement! ;-)

The winners of the Christmas Competition 2013 are as follows:

The Marjorie Waters Cup for Poetry: Avis Bruten. Read Avis’s winning entry.

The Amelia Burns Cup for Prose: Philip Eley. Read Philip’s winning entry.

The George Reade Cup for Humour: Adrian Worsey. Read Adrian’s winning entry.

The subject was Somewhere Else.

Congratulations to the three winners!




Independent Booksellers Week

bulldog wearing eyeglasses sleeping over a good novel

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

Page Turning Quality

Pad of Paper & Pen

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.