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Literary Allsorts 2013

L.A.2013committee ladiesand Yorkies

Ripon Writers’ Group’s third annual ‘open mic’ event saw around forty writers and their guests enjoy an evening of readings at the Golden Lion on Allhallowgate. Vicky and Steve generously allowed us free use of their large (and air conditioned) function room, for which everyone was very grateful on such a hot evening.


In addition to many local writers, it was good to welcome contingents from Leeds, Harrogate, Nidderdale and York, including many Swanwickers (devotees of The Writers’ Summer School held each August at The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire).

Poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction flowed in generous measure and I managed to fit in – just – everyone who signed up to take part. Chairing the event was quite a task but an enjoyable one, even though I seemed to spend as much time scanning the list of would be readers and anxiously eyeing my watch as listening to their contributions.

Fortunately, fellow RWG committee members kept my glass well filled and the evening ended in a happy glow.

More photographs of the event can be seen at www.riponwriters.co.uk


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