Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Monthly feature with Mark Clementson from Verulam Writers Circle (VWC)

This month Mark told us all about some events VWC have coming up.......

Firstly, on Tuesday 23rd November,  'Classic Tales at The Courthouse' - a special evening of live readings of work by classic writers such as Charles Dickens, Jerome K Jerome and Oscar Wilde. Enjoy stories read by Keith Drinkel, best known for roles in television gems such as 'A Family At War' and 'I Didn't Know You Cared', and Lisa Armytage, who played Dr Beverly Robinson in the heyday of 'Neighbours' and has just completed a West End run opposite Joe McGann.

The evening takes place at The Court House, High Street, Berkhamsted and begins at 7.45pm. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) with 10% of all ticket sales going to The Prostate Cancer Charity. Ticket includes mulled wine and a mince pie and can be purchased from Cole Flatt & Partners, 124 High Street, Berkhamsted or by calling 01442 862628.

Another great event to look forward to is the VWC 'Open Mic Night' which is being held at the Goat Inn Pub, 37 Sopwell Lane, St Albans, AL1 1RN. Admission is free and open to all. It's on Thursday 25th November and is expected to be packed to the walls!

The night is part of National Short Story Week (22nd-28th Nov), and will comprise readings of short stories, extracts and poems made in pre-booked slots of around 3 minutes each. There's no judging, just applause and is a celebration of writing! To join the audience, simply pitch up for what promises to be a terrific evening that will leave everyone fired up and fizzing with creativity! If you want to read, please contact Susan via www.vwc.org.uk/contact.php - places are limited and strictly 'first-come-first-served'.

And don't forget that on the 19th February 2011, it's 'Get Writing 2011' . This is the VWC conference at University of Hertfordshire. you can book tickets in 2 weeks and find out full programme information at the VWC website: http://www.vwc.org.uk/ or follow the details on twitter at or follow them on twitter.com/getwriting2011. There will now be SIX people to pitch your work/ideas to plus workshops, talks, booksales and signings. Food is also included! And that's all for just £55.

Check out VWC's website for even more info on what they do.

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