2016: Archived Meetings
Tuesday, 2nd Feb 2016 - Short Story Competition Judging Event
Local author Deborah Meyler will announce the results of our Short Story Competition dealing with the theme of The Seven Deadly Sins. We will hear the top three winning entries as well as the three runners-up. This always proves a very stimulating evening and gives us a chance to hear what someone else thinks of our work.
Tuesday, 1st Mar 2016 - Annual General Meeting
An AGM may not be anyone's idea of a great night out. Yet this is actually our general forum and opportunity to have a say in how things are run. The Committee is, after all, made up of its own members, we consider ourselves forward-thinking and open to new ideas, so please come along and let us hear from you.
This event will include a Twitter competition--details to follow soon.
Tuesday, 5th Apr 2016
Victor Watsonis an English author who has written on the nature and history of children’s literature and how children learn to read. He later turned to writing novels for children.
The stories in the Paradise Barn quartet take place in a fictional country town called Great Deeping.
Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 - Mad Cows and Englishmen
Cambridge Writers member Alice Turner will be talking about herself, getting rejected and published, about making sense of the hero’s journey, and conduct an interactive exercise in "democratic editing"
Tuesday, 7th Jun 2016 - Flash Fiction Competition
Competitors bring a printed copy of their anonymous entry to the meeting. Word limit of 250 words.
Saturday, 2nd Jul 2016 - Summer Social Event
Venue and catering to be determined
Tuesday, 6th Sep 2016
Rosemary Hayes will run a workshop on creative writing. She has lived in England and Australia and is the author of The Mark, a story of teenagers on the run and The Travellers, four modern gypsy stories.
Tuesday, 4th Oct 2016
Deborah Meyler has degrees from Oxford and St Andrews. She worked for six years in a bookshop in New York, and now lives in Cambridge. Her novel, ‘The Bookstore’, has received widespread praise as a work of literary fiction. She judged our Short Story Competition earlier this year.
Tuesday, 1st Nov 2016
Jane Beryl Hawking Jones, Ph.D. is an English author and educator. She is the ex-wife of Stephen Hawking and the author of the autobiography Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.
When Jane Hawking was first sent the script of The Theory of Everything– James Marsh’s Oscar-winning film adaptation of her book, Travelling to Infinity – she made two changes. “First, I took out the word ‘campus’ to describe Cambridge, because we don’t have university campuses in England, and then I deleted the F-word, which appeared two or three times on every page. “‘Scientists in the 1960s and 70s didn’t use the F-word’,” Jane informed Working Title, “‘and I’m pretty sure they don’t now either.’ So the F-word was taken out and I was pleased, actually, for that small success.”
Jane will talk to us about getting a novel into a film as well as her new novel.
Tuesday, 6th Dec 2016 - Workshop on Dialogue in Prose
Join us for another sterling workshop by our member Tim Love who will give us a fresh view on dialogue in prose. Bring writing equipment.