Our Next Meeting

Thursday 12 March

Flash Fiction with David Swann

Dave Swann

 

David Swann was born four doors up the street from the novelist Jeanette Winterson, who scared him stiff with spooky stories. Later, he was given the even more frightening task of reporting on Accrington Stanley's football matches for the local newspaper. After a three-year stint as a journalist in the Netherlands, he returned to England to take an M.A. in Creative Writing at Lancaster University, which he passed with Distinction. From 1996 to 1997, he was Writer in Residence at H.M.P. Nottingham Prison. A book based on his experiences in the jail, ‘The Privilege of Rain’ (Waterloo Press, 2010), was shortlisted for The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. He teaches modules in fiction, poetry, and screenwriting at University of Chichester. Dave's short stories and poems have been widely published and won many awards, including five successes at the Bridport Prize and two in The National Poetry Competition. His debut short story collection, 'The Last Days of Johnny North' was published by Elastic Press in 2006. In 2013, Dave served as judge for the Bridport Prize’s international flash fiction competition. He is now hard at work on a trilogy of novels and other writing projects.

 

All meetings are at Goring Methodists Church Hall - start at 7:30pm

Meetings are open to all - Saver members - Free; Members - £3; Non-Members / Guests - £5 (unless otherwise stated)

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Members' Competitions

Members' Poetry Competition has now closed

Details of the winners will be announced at the February meeting and be available on the website shortly afterwards

 

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 Coast Lines Anthology

Celebrating 80 years of West Sussex Writers, this anthology features short stories and poems from 35 members, spanning many styles and genres. Coast Lines is available in paperback This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or on Kindle via Amazon.

Includes work from the following writers - Sue Ajax-Lewis, Alison Batcock, Terence Brand, Rose Bray, Ian C. Black, Caroline Collingridge, Suzanne Conboy-Hill, Richard Buxton, Paul Doran, Derek Eastwood, Liz Eastwood, John Falconer, Patricia Feinberg Stoner, Rhona Gorringe, Patricia Graham, Wendy Greene, Pat Hopper, Jackie Harvey, Alison Hawes, Lyn C. Jennings, Audrey Lee, Alexander Medwell, Laurie Morris, Christine Mustchin, Janet Rogers, Kathy Schilbach, Dave Simpson, Cherrie Taylor, Lela Tredwell, Nina Tucknott, Andrew Westgate, Terry Westwood, Phil Williams and Sandra Wood-Jones.

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