THE PROGRAMME

The centrepiece of the circle's activities is the annual programme. The meetings are informal. Announcements and other 'business' matters are kept to a minimum so that the 'main event' can be started as soon as possible. The evenings are led by members of BWC or guest speakers.


OPEN COMPETITONS

There will be an Open Competition later this year. Please see separate page for details


THE SAVIKER SHIELD

BWC's premier internal (i.e. for BWC members only) competition is The Saviker Shield. Entrants are required to submit three pieces of work and can win a cash prize as well as the shield.


MINI COMPETITIONS

Throughout the year, and geared to the programme, are a series of mini competitions. There are prizes and shields to be won here.


THE GEORGE PERRY TROPHY

This trophy, named for a distinguished past member, is for writing a one-act play. For the trophy's first year, Jean Castle did a note outlining the competition rules and format.


WRITERS' DAY/MURDER MYSTERY DINNER

For the last few years, BWC has organised an open Writers' Day jointly with Llanelli Writers' Circle. The usual form was to have a number of guest speakers leading the sessions, and there is lunch provided and a chance to have discussions with others in convivial surroundings.


POEMS AND PINTS

This now has its own web site. Click HERE to see it.


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This is a small, invitation only, group that looks in detail at the works of participating members - not for the faint-hearted or sensitive. If you are interested in this group, the best way is to ask at a BWC evening meeting. This group is the successor of the 'PPP', and meets roughly fortnightly in the daytime.


READINGS IN THE COMMUNITY

BWC, by arrangement, sometimes provides readings of members' work to community groups and so on in the local area. If, as a member of BWC, you are interested in taking part, ask at a BWC evening. If you would like this service for your local group, then contact the Secretary.


THE FOLIO

This is simply a folder that participating members put work into (short prose or poems). It is then passed around participating members who make written comments.


THE COMMITTEE

The activities of BWC need to be organised and planned, and this work is mainly done by the Committee. Attendance is open to all current members of BWC, and the planning of the programme and other events is nowhere near as 'dry' as you might think. There are 2-3 meetings a year, and announcements about dates and venues are usually made at the evening meetings.


OTHER ACTIVITIES

Other events are organised from time to time. Details may be found on the news page, or better still come along and find out for yourself.

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