Our Next Meeting

Thursday 14 February

Manuscript Surgery & Open Mic

The February meeting will be split into two halves and will have a tenuously romatice theme to match the date; or not.

The first half will be a manuscript Surgery. This will consist of up to 4 manuscripts from members, read in groups and then discussed critically within the group. Those members who wish to submit their work for the Manuscript Surgery please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to us by 27 January.

The second half of the evening will be an Open Mic. Pieces read should be up to a maximum of 5 minutes long. Should you wish to have someone else read your work, we have had offers from a few members to do this. Please bring your Open Mic pieces along to the meeting and we will be set for a fun evening.



Members' Competitions

Now open is our Members' Flash Fiction Competition - closes 28 February - see details here.

Members' Poetry Competition results - see details here.



Thursday 13 December 2018

Gerry stand upA Christmas Celebration                          


Our Christmas meeting, combining open mic and writing-based festivities with a talk on comedy in writing from Gerry Thompson. This meeting will be held in the basement bar of the Charles Dickens Pub, Heene Road, Worthing.

Gerry Thompson is an Irish standup comedian, humourist, poet and best-selling author, whose books have sold over half a million copies in 30 languages worldwide. His humorous titles include the parody of human relationships, Cats are from Venus, Dogs are from Mars. Gerry runs Positive Comedy Training, coaching writers and other professionals in writing with humour and speaking/ performance skills. Positive Comedy is included in 2018’s Top Ten UK humour blogs and websites.

After Gerry’s talk there were will be time for open mic. The evening will be presented in a cabaret format with a bar and plenty of time for mingling. This event is FREE for WSW Members and £3 for non-members, with festive finger food and a drink included in the price.


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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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