It’s time to get our thinking caps on for…
Well, it’s been an extremely busy and productive fortnight for the Tunbridge Wells Writers, what with no less than EIGHT new members pitching up for our first meet of the new writing season, and the hardcopy launch of Something in the Water at Waterstones: a resounding – and sellout – success, as the pictures below show. Not one copy of the book left, so the Kent Library System will have to wait a bit before they get theirs!
If you fancy treating yourself to a “proper” hardcopy book just click on the image to the right and you will whizz by the magic of t’internet to our Amazon page where you can purchase your very own copy.
But enough of past glories, what’s happening this week I hear you ask? Well, we’ve two outings this week, the first in the form of our regular fortnightly meetup at St John’s Yard and the second being another Read Your Words at Javabean cafe…
A bit late out of the traps with this heads up on account of the extra Halloween meetup last week throwing me into a complete state of confusion. It doesn’t take much…
Anyhoo, our Halloween Fright Night was a resounding success, with 13 Readers (Woooo! Cross your fingers, close your eyes and spit three times all you triskaidekaphobics!) and around 20-25 writers and guests in total. Lovely to see some new members in the mix, and to say hi again to a few who hadn’t previously caught up with us at the new venue.
As always picture taking was rather overlooked in favour of drinking and chatting, and the few that were taken were not of the highest standard. Apologies, then, for the poor quality of the slideshow below, but it is included for reference and to remind members that if they want decent pics they have to take ’em! They don’t grow on trees, you know. Pics courtesy of the various facebook posters I nicked them from – i.e. Carolyn Gray, Jess Mookherjee, Kat Ray and your’s truly.
So… we’ll be at St John’s Yard from 8:00pm onward, and we would love for you to join us if the fancy takes you. See you there.
Well as you can see from the above banner we’re sticking with the Halloween theme this week. And why the hell (Mwahahahaha) would we not when we’re only a week away from our EXTRA SPECIAL Halloween meetup in only, erm, a week’s time?! We would be absolutely daft not to. Ennit. As you would be to miss it.
Anyhow, as you can imagine, next week’s spooky shenanigans will undoubtedly be a main point of discussion when we gather tomorrow, but there will be heaps of other stuff going on too, including further musings on this year’s Christmas project and our annual
piss up dinner. It’s all go at Tunbridge Wells Writers!
If you’re a writer of any kidney, or even an I-quite-like-the-idea-of-writing-but-never-seem-to-get-round-to-it wannabe, and you live close enough to Tunbridge Wells for it to be feasible why not join us tomorrow from 8:00pm onwards at St John’s Yard and see for yourself what all the fuss is about?Alternatively, if listening and/or reading is more your bag, feel free to join us next week for the Fright Night readings and to download the trio of books (including last year’s Fright Night stories) available for FREE (what? Yes you heard me! Absolutely gratis!) from our Smashwords page by clicking on the image on the right.
Well it’s that time again, folks… Another fortnight has positively whizzed by and we’ll be meeting again on Tuesday at our new venue, St. John’s Yard, from 8:00pm until probably quite late. The old faithfuls have settled in nicely, thank you, and we’ve also attracted a goodly number of newbies with more pledging to join us as soon as they can find gaps in their busy schedules. Which is nice. If you’re a writer type of any kidney living in or around Tunbridge Wells and you haven’t taken the plunge yet, please do – we’d love to meet you.
One thing we’ll definitely be discussing on Tuesday is our special extra meeting for Halloween night on the 28th. This will be our second Halloween Special, and we hope it will be even bigger and better than the amazing turnout we had last year. Over the next two weeks we will be penning our 1000 word(ish) horror stories, ready for reading on the night. This is an ‘open door’ for anyone who fancies coming along to read and/or listen, and is a perfect evening for introducing yourself if you haven’t been able to make it to one of the regular meets. If you fancy a bit of Fancy Dress or Goth Glamour you won’t find yourself alone, so feel free to chuck on a Bride of Chuckie hairpiece or parade yourself in a Pennywise clown outfit as you see fit. Just don’t be upset if nobody notices, eh, Ms Gray?
In other Halloween News we have just launched our third e-book, the collected stories from last year’s Halloween bash. It’s available NOW from Smashwords in formats to suit all e-readers, and even as a PDF file if that’s the kind of thing that floats your boat. Just like our previous books this one’s totally FREE, and you can download it by clicking on the cover image on the right. So do it now, before you forget… Or the boogeyman will get you…