Archive for October, 2012

New publication

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Writers Forum is pleased to announce the planned publication of

fragments by Matthew Robertson

a visual poem

to be launched 1st December 2012 at Writers Forum Workshop at The Betsey Trotwood

Workshop starts 4 pm

details and price to be announced

Workshop 20th October 2012

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

On 20th October 2012, the pub was having fairly big building work done in its basement, which made the ground floor look like a building site until early evening.
They brought it back up to scratch remarkably quickly; but around 4 pm we had to step over cables and pipes. We stayed upstairs, sitting outside, for maybe the first fifteen minutes in order to welcome and reassure anyone turning up late; and then we went in and upstairs.
The staff said they would keep an eye out; but they were busy.
So apologies to anyone who turned up late and gave up. We were there.
We didn’t warn you because we didn’t know ourselves.
See you next time.

Next workshop

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

The next Writers Forum Workshop will be on Saturday 20th October 2012, at The Betsey Trotwood. 4 p m

Peculiar email messages

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

My apologies to those of you who wrote to a Writers Forum email and got a bounce message from a University of London account. That must have been confusing. I had a message forwarding system in place in the light of the assurance that I had the account I forwarded to for the foreseeable future: all messages went to one “workhorse” account which I thought I had reason to believe was proof against brain dearth. Apologies too to those who knew of that other account, used it and got the same message. If you like getting such gibberish, you can of course write to it as often as you like.
I have not resolved the underlying problem yet. In the words of one of Douglas Adams’ characters, I just do not understand modern business methods. (The woman who said that dies shortly after whereas the person addressed, Arthur Dent, goes on to understand birdsong.)
In lieu of communicating with people for whom English is not a language, I have changed the arrangements. And in future I shall try to be more innovative — I’m sure that’s the answer.
I hope that everyone concerned has had a personal apology; I have tried to trace every event. This message is for anyone I have missed.
I hope that nothing like this happens again.

Jill Jones

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

You will remember Jill Jones’ contribution to Writers Forum Workshop, I am sure

She is widely published; but I offer the latest one that I know about — the US web magazine TRUCK