New members welcome, from beginners to published authors…

 

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Some of the published books of our members

Hi and welcome to our thriving creative writing club based in Stratford, East London. Many of our authors have published their work since we were founded in 1986. 

We welcome new creative writers from beginners to published authors. Genres can include poetry, novels, drama, short stories, blogs, song lyrics, history, life stories, journalism, non fiction and so on.

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Themes can range from fantasy to thriller, from satire to surreal, from comedy to cookery, from romance to science fiction- we are not about boundaries. We are about the unheard voice, about helping the writer to say what they want to say, to write what they want to write, and to get it out there.

For our weekly Thursday workshops see the Dates Tab.

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Coming Special Events

Showcase Open Night  – 27th September at 7pm. 

Background 1Background 1… with the unveiling of our latest anthology, Showtime 2018. Read your work to an audience and get your copies of Showtime hot from the press. Out on Amazon after the event as paperback or e-book. Click here.

Fun galore and meet old faces in a veritable scrivery of local talent!

Also be filmed performing your work to an audience for the Newham Writers YouTube channel (optional)

 

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How to Write a Killer Synopsis!  – 13th December, 7pm. The Autumn’18 Special Workshop 

The synopsis could well be the most important page you ever write! But do you know how to do your story justice in just a few lines? Can you spark immediate interest?

This first point of contact with your story is the most important page of all, yet some writers will spend more hours re-crafting a scene that nobody might ever read than on the writing a good synopsis

In this hands-on session you will get stuck into some techniques to sharpen your own synopsis and the common pitfalls to avoid and learn how the synopsis helps to frame your story as a wonderful plotting aid too.

 

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Fun with Sonnets!  – 26th July, 7pm. The Summer ’18 Special Workshop 

Exploring the world of writing sonnets, some different plays on form and how to get the most out of them. A hands-on session to get your creative juices going! Facilitated by Anne and Dharma

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Summer Showcase Night – 7th June, 7pm 

Bring your creations or extracts that can be read in  5 mins to read to an audience without review. Light-hearted, and no reviewing of course. Showcase your creations old or new, they don’t deserve to be hidden away. Hidden favs, rough edges, or published work  are all fine!

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Dominant Discourse – 19th April 7pm.  The Spring ’18 Special Workshop 

A thought-provoking session exploring how we can portray unsaid beliefs, assumptions, values or ideologies in our work. Facilitated by Dave and George.

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Deadline for Author submissions to Showtime ’18  – 31st March

Open only to members and associate members.

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Creating Hook Lines– Dec 11th 7pm. The Autumn ’17 Special Workshop

A provocative ‘hands on’ session exploring the five ways you can create those killer little lines that pique the reader’s interest and help lure them into your story. (Members and Associate Members only.)

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. (Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell )

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Public launch of Showtime 2017 – Nov 15th at Stratford Library

ShowtimeMore Showtime copies are available on Amazon in paperback or e-book Click here

                                             

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