Once upon a time, way back at the fag end of the last millennium, a lone writer decided he’d like to meet up with other local authors to share their words. He put cards in shop windows (this was long before the days of internet forums) and half a dozen people responded. The East Dulwich Writers’ Group was formed.
To begin with, the group met in the back room of a local café. After the first few meetings, they decided it would be more comfortable to meet in each other’s homes, where they would have access to kettles, toilets, back gardens and – yes – roofs.
Twelve years later, over a hundred people have joined the mailing list for the group. In spite of the huge numbers,
To celebrate over a decade of local creativity,
Or what about the event next Monday at Dulwich Library ...
Or perhaps you'd like to pop by the stall we'll be running in Northcross Road on Saturdays from 5th December ...
For details of all events, go here and click ... er ... 'events' on the sidebar.
Or maybe you can't come to any of these real life events but want a copy of the book anyway, in which case you need to go here and click 'Hoovering the Roof'.
Alternatively, leave a comment on this post with the words 'lucky dip' included in the text to have a chance of winning a copy of the book signed by the contributors.
If you want to know what I personally owe to EDWG and the way it has changed my life, check this out.
I still rely on the group. No matter how many edits I have done for other people, it's almost impossible to be objective about your own writing and the feedback is invaluable.
By the way, did I tell you how excited I am by this ...?