Friday, June 10, 2011


Super day out in London yesterday. The New Cavendish Club (Marble Arch) was the venue for our SWWJ Summer Festival celebrations. Great to see so many friends from the past and also many new members and guests. Sandra Howard was wonderful and judged the Elizabeth Longford poetry competition which was won by Fay Marshall. The Theodora Roscoe Trophy for a short story was judged by Vanessa Gebbie and was won by Emma Louise Timpany (a Probationer from Falmouth, Cornwall), again a superb entry and both writers were present to receive their beautiful trophies.

Nicola Beauman, founder of Persephone Books was our guest speaker and was such a huge inspiration to all the writers present. (She is pictured with Patrick Forsyth, columnist with the Writing Magazine). Also pictured is Sandra Howard and Doreen Friend and Catherine Miller who will be handling the Society's Press & Publicity.