Members of West Sussex Writers are an eclectic bunch. We have scriptwriters, literary novelists, science fiction writers, poets, saga writers, dramatists, creative writing tutors, children's writers, journalists and biographers – among others - in our midst. Many, but not all, are published. Some have a lifetime of writing experience, others are at the start of their writing career, and a few haven't written anything yet.
Our aim is to help writers in all genres, to encourage their work and offer advice, if wanted, towards publication or gaining a wider readership. We achieve this through a mix of talks, workshops and competitions, offering something different at every meeting.
Our Next Meeting
Thursday 08 December 2016
Mandy will be taking us through the process of developing novellas and option for marketing them. This is a growing fiction format and an ideal time to try your hand at it.
Mandy Pannett works freelance as a creative writing tutor and has taken part in readings across the country as well as leading residential and day workshops. Her poetry has appeared in journals in the UK, Europe, Canada and the States. Five poetry collections have been published – Bee Purple and Frost Hollow (Oversteps Books), Allotments in the Orbital (Searle Publishing), All the Invisibles (SPM Publications) and Jongleur in the Courtyard (Indigo Dreams Press). Her next poetry collection is due to be published in 2017. She is the author of a novella, The Onion Stone, which was published by Pewter Rose Press in 2011. She is poetry editor for Sentinel Literary Quarterly and editor of the anthology Poems for a Liminal Age (SPM Publications), published in support of Médecins Sans Frontières. She has also edited a poetry collection and an anthology for Earlyworks Press. She has been placed in several national competitions as well as acting as adjudicator for others. Mandy is involved in helping to organise activities for next year’s South Downs Poetry Festival, is taking part in fund-raising events in aid of the displaced and is currently working on her second novella.
at Goring Methodists Church Hall - start at 7:30pm
Guests welcome - £5 entry (includes free Tea or Coffee)