Activities

The first half of the year has seen a number of successes for Waterfront Writers.  The anthology “Waves of Sound” has launched to a certain amount of critical acclaim and is selling well, copies may be obtained from http://www.lulu.com/shop.

 

Jackie Wacha has launched a book, “Wild Rats”, a harrowing story of the lives of street children in Uganda and a gripping read, copies may be obtained from https://www.amazon.co.uk/.

 

Waterfront Writers also feature prominently in the “Nature” edition of the Anthologia, an project undertaken by Plymouth Laureate, Thom Boulton, to promote local writers and their work.  Copies may be downloaded, free of charge, and can be found at http://theanthologia.weebly.com/the-magazine.html

 

Forthcoming activities:

Start of autumn term 4 September.

Our latest anthology, WAVES OF SOUND, is available from Amazon

Past activities have included:

Anthologies:
Laughter Lines (out of print)
Waterfront Words (available at £3 each)
Life In The Bus Lane (available at £3 each)
Water Works, published 2011, available online and at Waterstones for £6.99. Or £5.00 if you buy direct from Waterfront Writers.

Outside activities:

 

Poetry at Ford Park Cemetery

Plymouth International Book Festival 
Streets of South West Festivals
Fisherman’s Fundays
Outwork with Visually Disabled at Stoke Damerel
Marjon’s Barefoot Project (College of St. Mark and St. John)
Young Mothers’ workshop
Judging poetry for the Plymouth Library’s annual Competition
Judging poetry for the Plymstock Writers’ Circle
Judging poetry for Plymouth Age Concern’s Skilled Hands Art and Craft Exhibition
National Year of Reading Make a Noise in the Library
Judging poetry for Plymouth Age Concern’s Skilled Hands Art and Craft Exhibition 
Judging Plymstock Writers’ Circle Short Story Competion 
Lord Mayor’s Day 
Poetry readings by Plymouth Waterfront Writers Stanza in the Reading Room at Cotehele for the Poetry Society.

Theatrical and Performance:
Janners, a Plymouth Soap, performed for three nights at the Barbican Theatre, enabled by a grant from the Arts Council, and aided by the employment of three professionals.
Waterfront Writers’ Tenth Anniversary celebration.
The Dress Rehearsal, a poetic revue show performed for The Atheneaum Club members at their request in May 2011.

Literary Workshops:
10 workshops on various aspects of writing enabled by a grant from Plymouth City Council.
Advanced Poetry Workshop by Roselle Angwin.
Thinking Outside the Box by Martin Parry

Guest Speakers:

Joan Bryant: Rhythm & Metre

Heather Grainger: Finding Inspiration

Heather Grainger: Haiku

Mike Sullivan, Plymouth Poet Laureate