May’s Boys Launch and Book Signing
Saturday 29th February 2020
The Strawberry Tearoom
Olivers Nurseries, Witham, CM8 3HY
A great day at the House of Lords courtesy of Baroness Floella Benjamin, President of SWWJ, who hosted the AGM and led a fascinating tour of the House. Beryl found it Inspirational to be in the company of writer friends and make new acquaintances.
My entry for Retreat West’s August 100 word flash fiction competition is long listed.
My new membership of the SWWJ has borne delightful early fruit. My entry, Life at Sea, has won the ‘Winner Takes All’ competition. The prize will be presented at the annual prize giving event in March 2020.
125th Anniversary Lunch of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists. I was delighted to be accepted for membership of the SWWJ following my visit to the Society’s lunch at the Stationers’ Hall in London.
Retreat West “Fire” themed flash fiction competition – My entry is shortlisted.
Suffolk Magazine – A Closed Box – Beryl’s second-placed story at Felixstowe Book Festival 2018 is published in the April issue of Suffolk Magazine (p.94) and beautifully presented over three pages.
BookTalk : Fiction in a Corner of Essex. My article on North East Essex authors is published in the Suffolk Book League Journal
Arvon Residential Course, Lumb Bank, Hebden Bridge An inspiring week with tutors Sanjida Kay, Adam Lebor and guest speaker Felicia Yap. This Literary Thriller course included exercises, on-screen examples of the genre, author readings and, of course, constructive 1:1 sessions with the tutors. My work in progress, Kidnap By Chance, was well received overall and the positive suggestions made by the tutors much appreciated.
Third place Brentwood Writers’ Circle – My entry ‘Storm Force’, about the Great Storm of 1986, took 3rd place against stiff competition in the Nancy Meggs 2018 non-fiction competition.