Monday, 20 January 2014

Dialogue Workshop - 14 January 2014

The Group hit the ground running at our first meeting of 2014 on Monday 6 January. Our resident star author Kate O'Hearn led a challenging - and entertaining - workshop on dialogue and the use of accents. The session was very well attended, and everyone had plenty of opportunity to join with practical writing exercises.
     Just a reminder of the news from our end-of-year Presentation Evening in December. Our premier writing prize, the Catherine Cookson cup for an outstanding short story, was won by Mike Walsh, with Carol Pullen, Lee Owen and Marcia Woolf in second, third and fourth places. The 'Writer of the Year' award for the best performance in competitions throughout the year was won by Stephanie Gaunt.