Tuesday, December 16, 2008


What a super Christmas party held in Brentwood's Ursuline last week! This was provided by Chairman of the Brentwood Writers’ Circle, Ena Love and her committee. It was climax time for our members who entered the Circle’s Nancy Meggs’ Competition. This year the theme was “An Essex Disaster” and who should win the silver cup and cheque – Ena herself. Her theme was the Essex Earthquake in 1884. Here we see Ena (holding the cup) and competition runners-up Colleen Cole and Jim Reeve with Frances Clamp, our President. John Roberts was also a runner-up but wasn't around for the photocall. This group of writers goes from strength to strength with more than sixty members and a healthy waiting list. BWC has been growing strongly since 1941 – created locally by Elizabeth Baxter, an author and poet. We have been successful over the ensuing years with half our membership seeing their work published. We provide a warm welcome to visitors.