Friday, 19 June 2009

Maynah Lewis Competition

This year's Maynah Lewis short story competition was for a crime story in 1600 words. We were delighted to welcome award-winning crime writer (and ex Wirral Writers member) Martin Edwards along to judge the competition and present the cup. In addition to judging the competition he also gave us a interesting insight into the life of a successful crime writer. Here's a link to his fascinating blog for more information about his writing.

So, without further ado, this year's winner: yours truly, Mike Wood.

Second place, one of our newest members, Trevor Noble

Here's the presentation
And of course the timing of the competition is such that we can each enter our stories into the Writing Magazine July competition.

Here's the address:
Fiona Berry
Competitions Department (Crime Story)
Writing Magazine
Warner's Group Publications
The Maltings
West Street
PE10 9PH

Entries to arrive by 14 August

Some more rules: Entries must be typed, double spaced, on A4. There should be a front page with name, address, daytime telephone and (if poss) email address - also story title and word count.
And I've just noticed that there is an entry form. Photocopies are accepted so if you need one let me know and I'll email a copy to you, or I'll bring one to Brook Meadow if you are coming.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Hi Mike,

Looking forward to hearing about your holiday at Hay.

Loved the painting in May's issue of the ASAA Paint magazine. How lovely for Sarah to have it on the front cover.

Has Barbara informed you that Martin Edwards will be coming to our next meeting (19th June) to announce the winner of the Mayah Lewis?

Sorry if I'm messing up the numbers for Sunday Lunch, but I will not be able to go after all.


Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Brook Meadow 2009

This years Sunday Lunch has been provisionally booked for 1:00 pm on Sunday 28th June. More details to follow.