Just a quick post to mention had an excellent first meeting of CWG which may lead to other things in way of a Cleckheaton Literary Festival and a CWG Story/poem Anthology.
Myself, Karen, Andy, Pauline, Mandy and new member Pippa were in attendance and firstly we all went through any WIP - only Mandy had done any writing over the holiday as she was in a cabin in the woods with no phone or Internet - no distractions. Something I might try for a day or two. She will share her work at the next meet.
We went through some up coming writing competitions whereby I mentioned the Writing Dead 2 short Story comp with a deadline of 3rd February 2015. Karen mentioned a few including a Mumsnet Novel writing competition - deadline 30th January.
Karen then mentioned us all organizing a Cleckheaton Literary Festival which we all agreed was good and would band together to sort - it's early days yet but a potential date in our minds is May so it doesn't clash with other local Literary Festivals.
We still have a lot to arrange including a local venue, sponsors, authors, publishers.
So watch this space for more details!
Also I mentioned an idea I've had a year or more after seeing quite few Writing groups publish them and advertise in Writing Magazine - this is a CWG Anthology.
Each member would submit a story or stories or even poems up to 5k words - which would be appropriate and their favourite work or new stories which had a connected running theme throughout them all.
But again this is in the early stages but would be good if we could have it published for the literary festival.
Here's to the next meeting Monday 19th January - will keep you all updated on the Anthology and Festival.