A link to the venue.
NOTE: ALL MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION.
Members will be sent a link prior to the meeting.
MEMBERSHIP FOR 2020/21 IS FREE FOR BOTH EXISTING AND NEW MEMBERS - Non-members: please use the contact form on this site for enquiries.
Please refer back to this page for updates regarding future meetings.
All physical meetings (both St Michael's and The White Hart) will be cancelled while Government recommendations regarding social distancing remain in place.
Our normal arrangements (currently suspended): 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 2020/21|
|9 September 2020||AGM via Zoom||Setting of the David Gibson Comp by last year's winner, Wendy Turner|
|23 September 2020||
Manuscript via Zoom
|7 October 2020||Deadline for David Gibson Competition email entries; Manuscripts via Zoom||Setting of the Elisabeth Philips Competition by last year's winner|
|21 October 2020||Voting on David Gibson Competition via Zoom|
|4 November 2020||
Manuscript/TBA via Zoom
|Deadline for Elisabeth Philips Competition Entries|
|18 November 2020||
QUIZ via Zoom
|2 December 2020||Adjudicate the Elisabeth Philips Competition via Zoom|
|16 December 2020||
Christmas social and flash fiction via Zoom
|30 December 2020||CHRISTMAS - NO MEETING THIS WEEK|
|6 January 2021||Manuscript/TBA either via Zoom or at St Michael's should social distancing guidelines have been eased||Set the President's Competition by last year's winner, Sam Ellis|
|20 January 2021||
|3 February 2021||
Creative Writing exercises – experiment with different styles and voices
|Deadline for President's Competition entries|
|17 February 2021||Manuscript/TBA|
|3 March 2021||Adjudicate the President's Competition|
|17 March 2021||
|Set the Crystal Decanter Competition by last year's winner, Robert Paterson|
|31 March 2021||
EASTER - NO MEETING THIS WEEK. MIND THE GAP!
|7 April 2021||
Science Fiction talk with Nick Cook, former president and creative writing tutor
|Deadline for Crystal Decanter entries|
|21 April 2021||
|5 May 2021||Adjudicate the Crystal Decanter Competition||Setting of the Howard Linskey Competition|
|19 May 2021||Manuscript/TBA|
|2 June 2021||Manuscript/TBA||Deadline for Howard Linskey Competition entries|
|16 June 2021||
|30 June 2021||Adjudication of the Howard Linskey Competition|
|14 July 2021||
Party with literary games; please bring a small amount of food to share