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Not Farewell But Au Revoir

Packing up to leave my room in Lakeside after an exhausting but exhilarating week amongst other writers is always a melancholy affair but, as I stood outside the main entrance of The Hayes Conference Centre to wave off those departing by coach, I comforted myself with the thought that the countdown to Swanwick 2014 (9th to 15th August) has already begun.

View from Lakeside

I hope that some readers of my blog will be joining me there. You won’t regret it!

Keep an eye on http://www.swanwickwritersschool.co.uk/ for regular updates and details of how you could win a free place through one of the annual writing competitions. Poetry, short story or writing for children – the choice will be yours!


16 August, 2013 - There are 4 comments on this story

  1. Maybe I will make it next year!

    Shirley -

  2. Yes it was a great week – hectic as usual, but good fun, and instructive. Good to see lots of old friends and lots of new faces ( who will be old friends next year). The week passes so quickly. However, lying down in a darkened room is to be recommended when you get home!

    maggie bolton -

  3. Well done on taking so many beautiful pictures of the week Maggie. I think you’ve recorded the events very well indeed.
    I wondered if you would be kind enough to let me add a link to your website on my blog? Then, perhaps, you could do the same for mine?
    I’d really like to keep in touch with your posts throughout the year, rather than wait until Swanwick 2014 for a catch up!

    Liz Hurst -

  4. Thank you, Liz. I’d be very happy to link up with you.

    Maggie Cobbett -

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