A link to the venue.
Meetings take place at St Michael's Church Hall 8pm - 10pm on alternate Wednesdays, as listed below.
Non-members are welcome to come along to any of the programmed events. There is a charge of £3 for non-members on "ordinary" nights, and £5 when there is a speaker.
On Wednesdays between our St Michael's meetings we informally meet for manuscripts in the upstairs room at the White Hart pub in Holywell Hill St Albans, also at 8pm. The first White Hart meeting is free to non-members but they will be asked to pay a fee of £3 for each subsequent White Hart meeting attended.
|VWC Programe 2018/19|
|4 September 2019||AGM, followed by Manuscripts||Setting of the David Gibson Comp by last year's winner, Claire Morgan|
|18 September 2019||
Guest Night: Candy Denman (TV scriptwriter and crime novelist) and Kerena Swan (author of psychological thrillers) will answer questions about their path to publication, set a writing exercise and give feedback to members and visitors.
|2 October 2019||Deadline/Voting on David Gibson Competition||Setting of the Elisabeth Philips Competition by last year's winner, Dave Weaver|
|Saturday 12 October||
LOCAL WRITERS SHOWCASE AT ST ALBANS LIBRARY
7pm - local writers from VW and elsewhere read their work. Free entry and refreshments
|16 October 2019||Manuscript|
|30 October 2019||
|Deadline for Elisabeth Philips Competition Entries|
|13 November 2019||
Guest Night: Hoping to secure an agent and a publication deal? Rachael Blok, author of the St Albans-set Maarten Jansen crime series, will answer questions on the process, and talk about those all-important pitch letters - bring yours along for feedback
|27 November 2019||Adjudicate the Elisabeth Philips Competition|
|11 December 2019||
Christmas Party with literary games and book swap - you are invited to bring a giftwrapped (used) book to swap for another
|25 December 2019||CHRISTMAS - NO MEETING THIS WEEK|
|8 January 2020||Manuscript||Set the President's Competition by last year's winner, Oscar Windsor-Smith|
|22 January 2020||
|5 February 2020||
Workshop - Creating Convincing Characters - Phil Mitchell
|Deadline for President's Competition entries|
|19 February 2020||Guest Night - Zoe Folbigg, Romantic Novelist|
|4 March 2020||Adjudicate the President's Competition|
|18 March 2020||Annual Literary Quiz Night - with prizes!|
|1 April 2020||Workshop with Kate Griffin, winner of the 2012 Faber Stylist competition and author of the Kitty Peck historical mystery series||Set the Crystal Decanter Competition by last year's winner, Gerwin de Boer|
|15 April 2020||
EASTER - NO MEETING THIS WEEK AS HALL BOOKED BY CHURCH
|29 April 2020||
Deadline for Crystal Decanter entries
|13 May 2020||Adjudicate the Crystal Decanter Competition||Setting of the Howard Linskey Competition|
|27 May 2020||Manuscript|
|10 June 2020||Guest NIght TBA||Deadline for Howard Linskey Competition entries|
|24 June 2020||
|8 July 2020||Adjudication of the Howard Linskey Competition|
|22 July 2020||
Party with literary games; please bring a small amount of food to share