Byfleet Writers, one of the groups I write with, has amassed an amazing number of awards at this year’s Slough Arts Festival (http://www.slough-arts-festival.co.uk/writing%20results%202011.html)
enough to take the Best Writing Group shield for the second time in a row. The only group to have won the shield three times , we owe a great deal to Adrienne Dines,(http://www.adriennedines.com/pages/home)
our tutor for her inspiration and leadership.
Two First places were awarded – Bett Hobbs for her humorous poem about an orthopaedic bed for sale – very funny – Bett at her best, and yours truly for a grim little number called End of Days, which can be read elsewhere on this blog. So we will be sharing the cup to take pride of place on our mantelpieces (!) for the next twelve months.Terry Ryan won a third place in the short story competition, only to beat himself with a second in the same category – only you could do that Terry, take a second and third place in the same competition!
The group is a gathering of talented and diverse writers and goes from strength to strength. We are now planning, thanks to Adrienne, two public performances of our work…more of this nearer to the time.
Well done to everyone in the group – thanks especially to Adrienne – long may we go on writing…