WELCOME TO HIGHAM WRITERS 2016
We meet every Monday morning at 10.30 in the village of Higham, Kent, UK, a small group of mainly retired folk drawn from a fairly large surrounding area, plus one or two email members who can’t attend meetings.
The group is tutor led – that’s me! I am an established freelance writer, who used to write for the magazine market back in the 80’s and 90’s – a market which unfortunately is much depleted for today’s aspiring writers. Higham Writers do, however, have other outlets for their talents, by reading their work in public.
We have been producing annual Showcases of our writing for some time now, all in aid of our EllenorLions Hospice and to date have raised over £500. At the same time we do readings for our local Age Concern group (who particularly like our saucy stories), and for other organisations, such as at the hospice, local retired groups, and coming up, we are providing the “entertainment” at a Mother’s Day luncheon. These group readings give our writers an outlet for their talents – producing plays and sketches, monologues and short stories and articles or perhaps excerpts from their memoirs – and to enable us to receive feedback at first hand.
We are a small group by design, I take no more than ten at most. One or two of our present writers have been with us since the group was formed, and will probably be there to the bitter end. Others come and go – which is the way of the world. Those that stay are helped to improve their work to a publishable standard. If no-one wants to go down the publishing route, it doesn’t matter, because the process is meant to be enjoyable, the writing exercises are fun, and we always have our audiences and this website to reach readers. Some of our members are published, others are keen on literary competition, and some are just avid collectors of rejection slips – but everyone enjoys the process.
We have been posting selections of the day to day work produced by our writers and have received some interesting comment from visitors to the site.
Every writer thrives on feedback – so we would be glad to hear from you.
Read, and enjoy.
SEE ALSO WEBSITE:- http://www.highamwriters.co.uk