20 May 2018

Fiction Fix in June

J.S. will be reading from her novel Witchlight at June's Fiction Fix.

19 May 2018

Peeking Into Peeking Cat poetry

J.S.Watts has been interviewed about her writing over on Peeking Cat Poetry. Want to know what she has to say for herself? Of course you do!

Read the interview here

18 May 2018

1000 Monkeys in June

J.S. is pleased to be performing her poetry at The 1000 Monkeys in Guildford on Monday 4th June

12 May 2018

Ravens in Picaroon

J.S. Watts is delighted that her new poem "A Float of Ravens" has been published in issue 12 of Picaroon Poetry and that the magazine has been released early! There are some swashbuckling poets and poems in this edition and you can read it for free here

4 May 2018

Saturday Series - Society of Author Talks

Location: Hitchin Library

Address: Hitchin Library, Paynes Park, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1EW

Event time: 11am

Event details

Join writers from the Society of Authors for our monthly series of Saturday talks. The series kicks off on 26 May 2018 with Hugh Bicheno - The Real Game Of Thrones: The Wars of the Roses in Hertfordshire . All talks start at 11am and are free to attend.

Full 2018 events programme:

26 May - Hugh Bicheno: The Real Game of Thrones - The War of the Roses in Hertfordshire

9 June - J Davies: The Pleasures and Perils of Writing Nautical Fiction

23 June - Simon Michael: A Life in Crime

28 July - Julie Stock: How I come up with the stories for my contemporary romance novels

11 Aug - J.S. Watts: My Writing Life

25 Aug - Patricia O'Sullivan: Writing family history - from a family tree to stories to share

8 Sept - Jane Dismore: Other People's Lives: the Thrills and Spills of Being a Biographer

22 Sept - Chris West: Boom Bang-a-Brexit – how the Eurovision Song Contest tells us all we need to know about modern Europe

13 Oct - Jane O'Reilly: Using character to build your plot, and using plot to build you character

23 Oct - Owen Knight: Writing Speculative Fiction

3 May 2018

Sawbo Writers' Club is Dead. Long Live Writers' Club.

The next and final meeting of the Sawbo Writers' Club at Sawbridge Words Bookshop is taking place on Wednesday, 9th May. The shop is sadly closing down. We want to thank Neville for his kind contribution to the local writing and reading community and wish him well for the future. 

Emma Vandore will be leading the session and we'll be discussing building and maintaining tension.

Please come at 7.30 pm and make the last meeting of Sawbo Writers' Club a joyous occasion.

£10.00 for the evening (£5.00 students, pensioners and unwaged), including refreshments. Rumour has it that there will be champagne.

Venue: Sawbridge Words Bookshop, 47 Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire (Opposite the Café of the Angels)

Waterstone's in Bishop Stortford have kindly offered us a new home, and from June we'll be there on the first Sunday of every month in our new guise as the Writers' Club. Our first meeting will be free and we'll be considering writers' tips - our own, those we've filched from other writers, and we'd like to hear yours too. Sunday, June 3rd at 2-4 pm. More details below.