Bradley Stoke WI runs creative writing sessions, as a side shoot of our monthly Book Club. However, we encourage all members to join in, whether they are part of Book Club or not and it would be nice to have as many people as possible take part in this, our first 2020 writing project.
The theme this time is …
An open window
Participants are invited to write a piece of fiction or poetry, of any length they like, on this theme, to be handed in at any time during January or February.
The ‘open window’ could be an actual, physical window somewhere, or it could instead be a figurative window – an ‘opportunity’ ….. you choose.
For anyone who might enjoy seeing where a prompt could take them, here is a suggested first paragraph for you …
As Mary walked up over the grassy bank to meet the vista of mellow Cotswold stone and rambling roses that fronted Southwold Manor, she felt a lurch of surprise. A window was open – wide open, on the ground floor. The windows of Southwold were never open. The place had been empty for eight months. Something was very different this Wednesday morning.
Have fun and we will look forward to sharing our writing in a few weeks’ time.
The Lady Denman Cup competition has now been judged at national level. Bradley Stoke WI were not lucky enough to win a national prize. However, we are very proud to have been able to represent the Avon Federation in the competition, as both entries put forward by Avon were written by Bradley Stoke WI members.
If you would like to read our two competition entries, then please click on the links below. Both pieces of writing describe an imaginative, potential future scientific invention.
Marion Rowlands has written about a wonderous help mechanism for those suffering from memory loss and Helen Doulton has written, as if from 2050, about the potential of an ’emotion detector’.
The Emotion Detector
The Lady Denman Cup is a creative writing competition run nationally for WI members every year. This year’s theme is ‘Amazing Discoveries’.
Using no more than 500 words, WI members were invited to write a piece of science fact or fiction describing a historic breakthrough, or a future invention as yet unknown.
We are pleased to be able to announce that the two entries the Avon Federation have chosen to go forward to the national level of judging are from Bradley Stoke WI. Well done, Marion and Helen and good luck!