The new Bath Writers & Artists Group is now fully subscribed with its full 2018 schedule of meetings booked at the Bath Literary and Scientific Institution in Queen Square, Bath.
The afternoon events are FREE and OPEN TO ALL. We will be delighted to welcome the many writers who have shared Writing Days with us in the past, but equally pleased to welcome new writers and artists to our afternoon audience.
SATURDAY 24TH MARCH 1.45pm – 5pm
We are very honoured that our inaugural meeting will be attended by the Chair of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Councillor Cherry Beath. The afternoon will include readings by Verona Bass, Sue Boyle, Claire Dyer, Linda Saunders, Harry Thurston and Shirley Wright.
We are also very fortunate that William Heath and Tessa Strickland will be presenting a special sequence of photographs to capture the magic of William Heath’s Kelston Barn, where 26 of us worked together last autumn to produce the collaborative performance piece, Building the Kelston Barn.
Experienced stage director Graeme Ryan from Taunton is going to lead us in a performance ‘from scratch’ of this remarkable and moving piece.
The last part of the afternoon is dedicated to Doctor Mark Sims, whose memoir P.S. I have Cancer launches in Bath with us. This remarkable book, described by author Danny Wallace as “brave and sobering, funny and inspiring” holds a very special place in our affections. Mark’s mother, poet Sue Sims, is a long-standing member of the Bath Cafe Writing Days group, and Mark himself was able to join us to hear Sue’s powerful reading during Other Lives, Readings from the Chairman’s Writing Days which Sara-Jane Arbury, Heidi Beck, Stephanie Boxall, Claire Coleman, Annie Fisher, Ray Fussell, Rick Rycroft & Shirley Wright presented in the Elwin Room on 7th March 2015.