On July 13, 2021 a few of us attended the WWG AGM 2021. The meeting was quorate.
The AGM part of the meeting saw the officers re-elected with offers of additional support.
The Accounts approved and a resolution to hold the membership fee at the present amount (£36.00 p.a.). It was decided to retain the Zoom facility for (probably) another twelve months as folks ease back into the new normals and as a contingency for the winter. Suffice to say there is money in the bank and subs are due this month folks!
The business complete piece of work by Barbara was reviewed – it was submitted under this month’s writing exercise that suggested the traits of someone close were transposed into a character in a situation either based in reality or imagination. Barbara’s piece was evocative and funny in parts. Full of dialogue which is a new departure for the author – it was well done.
Nick’s piece was a reworking of something he had written a while ago. He had taken a real life anecdote and addressed the writing exercise suggestion. It was a potent, powerful piece of writing which generated much discussion – not because it needed any alteration per se, rather because it was so good and provocative!
Lastly, Sophie asked for a further piece from her novel to be reviewed – read by Nick, it was fantastic and a long way from her earlier novel. The narrative, scene setting and dialogue flowed and evocative. Sophie was able to contextualise the episode verbally in terms of where it sits in British History and Folklore -that was fascinating and I hope she writes the book that tells that story too!
The evening ended without a firm decision as to whether we will meet in August – you will find out in due course no doubt – there was enthusiasm for it in our small party.