Changes for 2018

Dear All,


Happy New Year


I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and that 2018 brings you much personal joy and writing success. With the New Year come what I hope you will agree are great changes for Group 2012. One of the main changes will be the name. Although it has served us well, Group 2012 does not really reflect who we are and what we are part of. For 2018 we want a new, dynamic name that reflects that we are writers and that we are a Blackwell’s group. For now we are going to use Writers at Blackwell’s in the events programme, but it is up to all members to decide on a new name. So put on your thinking hats.


Although they never said a thing, it became clear to me that by opening the shop and staffing it just for us, Blackwell’s was investing a lot of time and money in the group that could be saved. So, after meeting with Hannah and Bethan we have come up with dates for group when Blackwell’s is already open for other events.


Over the next few months group will meet at Blackwell’s on Broad Street on Tuesday 30th Jan, Tuesday 27th Feb and Wednesday 21st March.


The early membership fee will stay at £25 and guests will pay £5.


Looking forward to seeing you all on the 30th.




5 thoughts on “Changes for 2018

  1. Very nice to hear from you Cherry and I hope you had a great Christmas. I think your suggested new name for the Group is very good and, as you say, appropriate because Blackwell’s have already been more than generous. All the proposed dates are fine with me and I hope to see you on 30th Jan. What time would you like us to be there? I have just done a really very inspirational Arvon course at Totleigh Barton in Devon and am very motivated to take my writing to another level. LOTS to be done but feeling vigorous!! Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Liz Henderson

  2. Happy New Year to you Barbara. yes, thsi will be a feedback session, but please come with ideas for what sessions you would like over the year.

  3. I am really sorry but I am not going to come this evening ( 27/02/2018) as my journey is along country lanes and the freeze that is forecast will make the journey ‘tricky” in the dark.
    In terms of ideas for the future I’d be interested in hearing from someone who has published a book of short stories without a Publisher. I also advice about finding an illustrator/bookmaker/binder locally.
    Sorry about this evening but look forward to the March meeting.
    Liz Henderson

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