Short Story Prize

The Oxford Editors is running a Short Story contest.

All you have to do is write 2500-5000 words on The Demise of Trump. Interpret in any way you like, does not have to be about Trump but must concern the issues of the time of Trump.

Closing date for entries 11 May.

Winner gets £200.

Email info@theoxfordeditors.co.uk

March meeting with Ali Shaw

We are in Blackwell’s again. On Wednesday 29th March 7-9 pm, one of Group 2012’s favourite writers, Ali Shaw, will be talking about his books and writing in general.

Ali Shaw is the author of The Trees, The Man who Rained and The Girl with Glass Feet, which won the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels.

Review of The Trees:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/25/the-trees-by-ali-shaw-review-natures-revenge-on-the-modern-worl

https://www.ft.com/content/39621f6e-e488-11e5-a09b-1f8b0d268c39

 

 

 

 

 

 

February Feedback Meeting

The next meeting will be on Tuesday February 28th at the The Rose and Crown pub on North Parade 7pm start. We will be in the room at the end of the garden.

March

In March we will be at Blackwell’s again. On Wednesday 29th March 7-9 pm, one of Group 1012’s favourite writers, Ali Shaw, will be atlkng about his books and writing in general.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February Meeting Change

As we have had increasingly small turnouts at meeting over the last year, and several people have said that they could not make Wednesdays, I wondered if another day of the week might be better. Therefore, I suggest that we meet for another feedback session on Tuesday 28th February.

The Rose and Crown on North Parade proved very successful, and we were not charged, so I think, if I can book that room again, we will meet there.

I will update with details, but just wanted to warn members about the change of day. Please also remember that subscriptions for 2017 are due, so please bring cash.

January Meeting at New Venue

The next meeting of Group 2012 will be a feedback and brainstorming session at a new venue for our feedback sessions. We will be meeting on Wednesday 25th, 7pm at The Rose and Crown pub on North Parade. We will meet in the room at the back through the garden. The pub does great food and if we, as a group, spend more than £50 on food and drink, the room is free.

At the session we will spend 30 minutes talking about the future of the group and what members want over the next year in terms of speakers and training sessions.

Address: 14 N Parade Ave, Oxford OX2 6LX
Looking forward to seeing you there.

Merry Christmas

header-imageWhat an amazing year, two members won two-book publishing deals, a marraige and two babies. Great supporters of Group 2012, Oneworld, have won the Man Booker two years running. It has all been so exciting.

Looking forward to 2017 and even more fun and success.

Please remember to let us know if you have a blog so we can add it to our list.

In order to be able to get more speakers down from London, we are going to try holding the feedback sessions at other locations in 2017, if we can find free rooms. Do let me have any ideas.

A massive thank you to Zool and everyone at Blackwell’s for all their support.

To celebrate Christmas and the New Year, The Oxford Editors is offering an extra 10% discount on our services to members of group – so that is a great 20% off if you need more one-to-one help.

Finally, thank you all, our wonderful members, who make this group such a joy to be part of.

 

 

December Meeting on 15th

Blackwell’s have invited us to be part of their Christmas event this year. On Thursday 15th December, they have an evening of late-night shopping (music, wine, mince pies and a 15% discount across the shop). Group 2012 is invited to this evening in place of a separate December session – From 7-8 there will be something special for the group with presentations from booksellers of their favourite books.

Perhaps everyone could come prepared to recommend the best (and worst) books they have read during 2016?