You might notice that I’ve updated the text of the weekly Wednesday Write-in posts, and that there hasn’t been a featured writer post for a while. I realised that having a ‘winner’ each week had strayed from the fundamental idea of just getting people to have a go at writing. This isn’t meant to be a competition, it’s about having a go and practising. So, hopefully nobody minds, but I won’t be picking a featured writer any more.
On the other hand, I’d like to start having regular contests (perhaps quarterly, maybe every six months) to produce a book of short stories by CAKE.writers. The first anthology has been in progress now for almost a year so I’m hoping to get that sorted in the next couple of months. But if you think you’d like to get involved with making our own book stick your hand up!
Flash Fiction Day
International Flash Fiction Day returns on June 22nd this year and we plan to hold an event in Manchester again, although we’re not quite sure what yet! Put it in your diaries, and tell us what sort of thing you’d like to do. Like last year, we’d love to tie it with an online event (last time we had a flash fiction competition open), so if you have any ideas please comment.
The writing group is moving from May 19th to May 12th. So, we’ll see you again this Sunday, after which the next meeting will be June 2nd. We’ll also meet in Salford Zine Library from now on, instead of The Nook. You find this by walking past the till/kitchen area, through the doors, and go to the second room on the left. It’s much quieter!