Forthcoming Events

Short Story Workshop

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Rose Street Cottage

May 15th
7-9pm

Your facilitator; James Apps - local writer and his beautiful assistant Ruth Partis – local personality and well known poet.

Aims: To share ideas and create a direction for stories related to the Promenade Events to evolve, and to do so in a friendly atmosphere. To encourage unused to public expression to “have a go” at writing short stories.

Objectives: To outline the purpose of the session – the intention to produce an Anthology of stories and poems during 2019 from the Promenade 2018 them and events. Work toward establishing a core group of writers with a view to having your stories read in public (do not panic – you do not need to read them yourself) during the Promenade week.

Structure:

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Poetry Workshop

Poets WW1

Rose Street Cottage

May 17th
7-9pm

Your facilitator; James Apps - local writer and his beautiful assistant Ruth Partis – local personality and well known poet.

Aims: To share ideas and create a direction for poems related to the Promenade Events to evolve, and to do so in a friendly atmosphere. To encourage unused to public expression to “have a go” at writing poems.

Objectives: To outline the purpose of the session – the intention to produce an Anthology of stories and poems during 2019 from the Promenade 2018 them and events. Work toward establishing a core group of writers with a view to having your poems read in public (do not panic – you do not need to read them yourself) during the Promenade week.

Structure:

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Readings In a Country Church

Harty Church
St. Thomas at Harty
24th July 2018
2pm to 4pm

Admission Free
Voluntary donations to the Church welcome.


Reading of poems and stories by Sheppey Writers. Other local writers are welcome.

Writers attending our workshops will be invited to take part.

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Anthology

Womens Football We are looking for stories and poems with a link to Women of World War One. The links can be as loose as you wish. The current 2018 theme is to remember the events of 1918 and the Armistice that “released” thousands of women from the factories and service industries such as bus driving and the traditional  jobs done by men. This was also the year in which Suffrage was granted for women of property aged over 30 and for men who had returned from the trenches.

Many women came from domestic service to work in factories, serve with the Women’s Land Army, act as nurses and behind the lines services. Although the Suffragettes suspended their activities during the hostilities, nevertheless the post-war movement continued.

Although Promenade events focus on the Isle of Sheppey and Women’s roles any tale or poem related to the period are welcome.

1918 Flu Epidemic

Stories: Electronic submissions only. 1200 words maximum – use double quotation marks for dialogue using Times New Roman font. Please use ‘paragraph style’ options for paragraphs and not Tabs or indents to aid formatting.

Poems: Electronic submissions only please. 30 lines maximum. Short poems are fine.

Format: .odt, .rtf , preferred although .doc or .docx will be accepted. Sheppey Writers uses LibreOffice which can be downloaded for free and provides a cross-platform word processor.

The editors reserve the right to reject unsuitable or objectionable material. Work that exceeds the length requested will be subject to editing in conjunction with the author.

Chaley Chaplin

Submissions will be accepted up to 31st December 2018. Use promenade@taup.uk to send submissions

Work that is print ready, edited with good grammar, punctuation and spelling is more likely to be accepted. However, we welcome new writers who may be less experienced or confident. Submit your work early, at least use the spellcheck and add a request that it be edited. Editing will be only done if our workload permits.

The good news is that most people are happy to take our advice and are pleased to see their work in print.

All images in this section are dated 1918

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