Walsall writers hit 50 and still going strong!

Walsall Writers' Circle 50th Anniversary Celebration
Walsall Writers’ Circle 50th Anniversary Celebration

Walsall’s oldest group for writers across the borough is celebrating its fiftieth birthday this year, and after a special Circle meeting to mark the occasion earlier this month (pictured), they are now joining forces with Walsall’s only independent bookshop, Southcart Books of Lower Hall Lane, to carry on the festivities and launch their latest book!

The Circle was formed by local writers in 1966, initially as part of an initiative by Walsall Central Library, where the group met for some years before moving on to Park Hall School and now the Broadway North Recovery College, where they meet every second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm.

Book launch
Fifty Years of Walsall Writers' Circle - the book!
Fifty Years of Walsall Writers’ Circle – the book!


This Saturday 3 December 2016, 11am-1pm at Southcart Books will see the arrival and first public sales of Fifty Years of Walsall Writers’ Circle, a brand-new book published by the Circle containing a wide range of members’ work, both non-fiction and fiction, specifically written for this publication and reflecting on the past fifty years in Walsall. It also includes some past Circle competition prize-winners, and aims to showcase some of the best work coming out of the Circle.

Light refreshments will be available at the launch. The Circle would like to thank Scott Southey and Amy Carter of Southcart Books for kindly agreeing to host this event in their fine bookstore!

Members of the public and fellow writers are welcome to attend this celebration/launch. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis due to limited space.

Here is the programme for Saturday 3 December, please also note the link below to the Facebook event page:

11am Welcome & Intro by Alison Reed, Secretary of Walsall Writers’ Circle.

11.10am Book launch of ‘Fifty Years of Walsall Writers’ Circle’ and celebration cake etc.

11.30am-12.30pm Readings from the Book – six slots of ten minutes to read extracts from their work will be given over to contributors to the book, leaving plenty to be read by book buyers! This section will be MC’d by WWC Vice Chairman Stuart Williams. Readings will reflect the variety of content of the book.

12.30pm -1pm Nibbles, signing and celebratory mingling. Chance to buy books, which will be in stock on the day!

1pm event closes.

See: http://www.facebook.com/events/1233180073408746/

And for further information about Walsall Writers’ Circle itself, check out their website: