Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Monthly interview with Mark Clementson of the Verulam Writers Circle

Hi everyone,

On the show today, we heard from Mark Clementson of the Verulam Writers Circle (VRC). Mark informed us that at the moment there are some exciting projects:

Verulam Writers’ Circle has a free newsletter called Veracity. It has articles on local authors, books and successes, writing tips, weblinks, reviews etc. It can be accessed via the VRC website where you can find the 6 previous issues...or you can email the VRC via the web to be added to the mailing list.

The 2011 writer’s conference will take place at the University of Hertfordshire on Sat 19th February. Once again there will be a stella line-up of writers, editors, publishers. Obviously, the last conference was such a huge and successful event that folk are crying out for more!

An upcoming anthology - pieces are being submitted, rejected and edited for this project by end of June. Anyone who wants to come and join the fun at VWC can get involved too. It’s being edited by accomplished writer Jonathan Pinnock - check out his website at www.jonathanpinnock.com/.

A recent success by a St Albans writer is ‘Long Ago or Far Away’ by Ian Cundell. It's on sale through http://www.cundell.net/ and via Amazon.

And three other fabulous writers are:

Oscar Windsor-Smith – just google him to find his stories on the web or go to his blog: http://oscarwindsor-smith.blogspot.com/.

Mandy Knight – fabulous stand-up comedian writing a book about surviving alcoholism...but it isn’t miserable! For more inforamtion, go to www.mandyknight.co.uk/.

Dave Weaver (one of the most prolific writers in the circle). Go to his blog to find some of his stories:
http://daveweaver-unreal.blogspot.com/.

For more information, Verulam Writers Circle can be found at http://www.verulamwriterscircle.org.uk/.

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