Thursday, 24 March 2016

Network News: Wales Network 2016


What we do
The Wales network has been small and quiet for a while but we’re looking to change that. Here’s your chance to get in at the start of new and exciting things.


Carmarthen Chat

To date, this has been our most regular meeting spot (usually every 2 to 3 months). It’s an informal, late morning Saturday meet-up where we can catch up on news, share work for critique and talk about anything writing related. So far, we’ve been meeting in Calon CafĂ© in central Carmarthen and there’ll usually be 4 or 5 of us. Do let us know if you’d like to join us - lifts are often available from the Cardiff area.

Facebook Group

We have a Facebook group which is open to all Wales SCBWI members. Here, we discuss and post details of meet-ups, post general items of interest and celebrate our members’ successes. If you want to keep up to date with what’s going on in Wales, get in touch with us and we’ll sign you up.

Local Groups

Ideally, as numbers grow, we’d like to set up local groups to operate independently across Wales. If you’re interested in joining or running a group in your area, please let us know.

Events

Again, numbers permitting, we’d like to hold some larger events in Wales and we’re always looking for suggestions. Ideas so far have included an away day in mid-Wales, a weekend retreat and outings to the many literature festivals in Wales. Please let us have your suggestions and we’ll see what we can arrange.


Upcoming events in 2016


With the Cardiff Children’s Literary Festival on between April 16-24th
http://www.cardiff-events.com/cardiff-childrens-literature-festival-2016/
and SCBWI’s 20th birthday taking place across the UK this summer, we’re hoping to get more writers involved, increase our publicity, (WE ARE HERE - yes, just over here in the west! Shw mae?!), and get some workshops, events, and get togethers happening.


Proposed dates:


April 16th: A lunch date in Cardiff with other SCBWIs.

April 19th: A number of members will be attending Jon Mayhew and Barry
Cunningham’s; Writing for Children event at Cardiff City Hall (7-8pm).

May/June: Catch up at the Hay-on-Wye Book Festival.

June/July: SCBWI birthday celebration events.

Details of all the above will be announced closer their respective dates on our FB page
so come on over and join us for a warm Welsh ‘Croeso!’

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