Sadly, LWC did not win the best anthology category at the David St John Thomas awards today, held at the Society of Authors, in London. To make matters worse, we were beaten by a club with an unpronounceable name: Wingerworth Wordsmiths. Try saying that several times over, quickly. In the post-ceremony discussion, we were very much of the opinion that we did not lose on the quality of our writing, but more that our decision to publish a book of selected wordbites was not quite what the judges were looking for. Nevertheless, we all agreed that we would not have done the anthology any other way and therefore we lost nothing in defeat. Members will be pleased to know that a grand day out was had by all. It didn't rain, and we got a stroll through a bit of Hyde Park. We send our congratulations to the winners. It was genuinely a pleasure to see how excited they were to receive their cup. Maybe another year for us.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Don't forget that this Thursday, May 7th, David Belbin, Claire Tulloch and Dan Tunstall will be at the Club to talk about writing fiction for young adults. This is sponsored by the excellent Five Leaves Press. This is a FREE open evening. Bring a friend! Please note that the event begins at 7:30pm, to give time for people attending the BBC Writersroom event at DMU to arrive.
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On Thursday July 16th the Club is host to one of the most prolific authors of young adult fiction in the UK, Berlie Doherty. Twice a winner of the Carnegie medal and with a string of plays for TV, radio and stage to her name, this is an event not to be missed. The talk is open to all and is sponsored by Creative Leicestershire.
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