Thursday, 8 December 2016

Sad News

Writing Buddies, the group for writers, is closing down.

We have been meeting since 2009 when Penny Legg and Pam Whittington started the group. Since then, we have gone from strength to strength, weathering venue changes and the aging demographic of our members.

The group has been meeting at the Old Southampton Bowling Green for most of 2016 and it is a popular venue. Meetings have been lively and fun. Guests have included crime author Peter Lovesey and Hampshire Poet Isabel Rogers. Writing Buddies continue to make great gains in their writing, with members signing new book deals, self-publishing, signing with agents and giving talks about their work all over the country. Writing Buddies as a group is thriving and popular.

However, running the group is not a one person job. Penny appealed in vain for help within the group and it was not forthcoming. The current treasurer has done sterling work for the last eighteen months but now needs to move on and with no one willing to take her place, or to become secretary of the group, there was no alternative but to close down.

The Writing Buddies Facebook Group will continue to operate but this blog will now no longer be updated.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the group over the years. It's been a ball!

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