New West Writers Meeting – 8th February 2020

Hello New West Writers and friends:

The sixth meeting of our 2019 – 2020 schedule will take place on 8th February, 2020 in the Plaskett Room of the New West Public Library (NWPL) at 716 6th Ave, New Westminster.

We will have use of the room for the 4 hours 12:30pm – 4:30pm.

Most of the four hours will be for critiquing and there might have to be a time limit for each critique based on numbers.

Bring between 8 – 10 copies of an example of your writing (800 words maximum) for the rest of the group to critique. These 800 words can be a short story, an excerpt from a novel or longer work, or at most 2 poems.

NWPL has a rule about not eating food in meeting rooms.

Guests are welcome to attend this meeting without charge to see if they want to join.

As always, please feel free to forward this message to anyone I’ve forgotten or anyone new who might be interested. 🙂

Thank you,

Julian

New West Writers Meeting – 15th June 2019

Hoodoos, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, United States of America

The next meeting of New West Writers will be on Saturday, 15th June.

Our next meeting after that will be in September, as we don’t meet in July and August.

The schedule for the day will be roughly as follows:

10:30am – 10:45am Business

10:45am – 4:30pm Critiquing of members’ writing (with a break for lunch – bring it or go out to buy it).

As usual, the meeting will take place in the downstairs room of the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park in New Westminster. If the door is locked,
please knock on the glass and someone will come let you in.

Bring between 6-8 copies of an example of your writing (800 – 1000 words) for the rest of the group to critique.

Guests are welcome to attend this meeting without charge to see if they want to join.

As always, please feel free to forward this message to anyone I’ve forgotten or anyone new who might be interested. 🙂

Hope to see you there. Happy writing!

Julian

New West Writers Meeting – 17th March, 2018

Hello New West Writers:

The next meeting of New West Writers will take place on 17th March between 10:30am and 4:30pm.

The schedule for the day will be roughly as follows:

10:30am – 11:00am Business. There are a few items of business we need to discuss at this meeting, including the spring 2018 events.

11:00am – 11:30am – Discussion of how to publish a book, led by Moss Whelan.

11:30am – 4:30pm Critiquing of members’ writing (with a break for lunch at an appropriate time).

Note the meeting will take place in the downstairs room of the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park. If the door is locked, please knock on the glass and someone will let you in.

Bring between 7-9 copies of an example of your writing (maximum 800 words) for the rest of the group to critique.

Guests are welcome to attend this meeting without charge to see if they want to join.

I look forward to seeing you all on 17th March

Julian

New West Writers – February 2018 meeting

Hello New West Writers:

The next meeting of New West Writers will take place on 17th February between 10:30am and 4:30pm.

The schedule for the day will be roughly as follows:

10:30am – 11:15am Business. There are a few items of business we need to discuss at this meeting, including the spring 2018 events.

11:15am – 3:30pm Critiquing of member’s writing (with a break for lunch at an appropriate time).

Once the critiques are completed, we should review the draft copy of Collage II.

Note the meeting will take place in the downstairs room of the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park. If the door is locked, please knock on the glass and someone will let you in.

Bring between 7-9 copies of an example of your writing (maximum 1000 words) for the rest of the group to critique.

Guests are still welcome to attend this meeting without charge to see if they want to join.

I look forward to seeing you all on 17th February.

Julian

New West Writers – Meeting 20th January 2018

Hello New West Writers:

The next meeting of New West Writers will take place on 20th January between 10:30am and 4:30pm.

The schedule for the day will be roughly as follows:

10:30am – 11:15am Business. There are a few items of business we need to discuss at this meeting, including the spring 2018 events.

11:15am – 3:30pm Critiquing of member’s writing (with a break for lunch at an appropriate time).

Once the critiques are completed, we should work out which of our pieces will be included in Collage 2018.

Therefore, bring along the pieces you would like to be included in our magazine. Please remember that if you wish to contribute to the 2018 version of Collage, you must have been a fully paid up member of New West Writers by the end of the November meeting.

Note the meeting will take place in the downstairs room of the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park. If the door is locked, please knock on the glass and someone will let you in.

Bring between 7-9 copies of an example of your writing (maximum 800 words) for the rest of the group to critique.

Please remember 800 words – no more because we have important decisions to make after the critiquing.

Guests are still welcome to attend this meeting without charge to see if they want to join.

I look forward to seeing you all on 20th January.

Julian

 

 

 

New West Writers Meeting – 16th December

The next meeting of New West Writers will take place on 16th December between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. Guests are welcome. The meeting will include a pot-luck lunch.

The schedule for the day will be roughly as follows:

10:30 am – 11am Business.

11am – 2:00pm Critiquing of member’s writing (with a break for lunch at an appropriate time).

From 2pm to 4:30pm, Dave Burnell will be holding a book launch in the upstairs room of the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park. He would love to see you all there after the meeting and has promised tea, coffee, and refreshments as an enticement.

The meeting will take place in the downstairs room of the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park. For directions see the map at the bottom of this webpage

http://artscouncilnewwest.org/gallery/

and note carefully the direction of the arrows of the one way system for cars within the park when heading towards 6th Avenue.

The 155 bus travels along 6th Avenue.

Please bring between 6-8 copies of an example of your writing (maximum 800 words) for the rest of the group to critique.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in joining New West Writers, please do invite them along so they can see how we conduct our meetings.

Regards,

Julian

New West Writers Meeting – 18th November

The next meeting of New West Writers will take place on 18th November between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm. Guests are welcome.

The schedule for the day will be roughly as follows:

10:30 am – 11am Business.

11am – 4:30pm Critiquing of member’s writing (with a break for lunch at an appropriate time – you might want to bring your own lunch or visit the shops on 8th Avenue)

Please note the meeting will take place in the downstairs room of the Arts Council Gallery in Queen’s Park. This is where we held the launch of the Saving Seeds anthology in 2014 – for directions see the map at the bottom of this webpage

http://artscouncilnewwest.org/gallery/

and note carefully the direction of the arrows of the one way system for cars within the park when heading towards 6th Avenue.

The 155 bus travels along 6th Avenue.

Please bring between 6-8 copies of an example of your writing (maximum 1000 words) for the rest of the group to critique.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in joining New West Writers, please do invite them along so they can see how we conduct our meetings.

Regards,

Julian