Home Leisure What's On South African Writers’ Circle AGM

South African Writers’ Circle AGM


The South African Writers’ Circle will be holding its next meeting on Saturday 14 March 2020 at 10h00 in a room below the Westville Library.

A new committee was elected at the Annual General Meeting and we will start by introducing the office bearers present, who are:

  • Sally Sinclair – Chairman
  • Richard Newell – Vice Chairman
  • Colin Sinclair – Treasurer
  • Courtney Naicker – Secretary (Pietermaritzburg)
  • Robin Jansen – Competitions Manager (Johannesburg)
  • Nicole Engelbrecht – Newsletter Editor (Cape Town)
- Advertisement -

Richard Newell, a medical doctor and self-published author, whose book “A Sense of Smell and other stories” has made it into a “Must-Read” list for 2020 in a UK magazine, will then address us.  After 40 odd years in various disciplines of medicine, Richard managed to overcome writer’s block and publish a monograph on healthy travel, an article on how we live and die in SA for The Salisbury Review (a British quarterly journal). A novel and a memoir are in embryo form.  (See also his website www.richardnewellbooks.com).

Richard’s topic is: Trips and Traps of Self-Publishing

Thereafter the committee will discuss with our members and aspirant members:

  • When you joined the Writers Circle what were you/are you hoping for?
  • How has being a member benefited you?
  • What would you like to see more of or less of in the future?

We will then enjoy a refreshments break in the garden alongside the meetings room. Please bring a plate of snacks to contribute.

After the refreshment break we will watch a recorded interview with a well-known author on their process of writing. This will be followed by a discussion.

Admission fees are:  SAWC Members – R10

Non-members       – R30

If you have not yet paid your 2020 subscription you may pay it in cash at the desk, or by electronic transfer to the SAWC banking account.

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read


Every child deserves to breathe easy There are 50 million children under the age of 15 living with asthma in sub-Saharan Africa, most of them...

More than just a scrunchie

It’s not news that the scrunchie trend is back. And we love it! But there is a new accessory that’s not only useful in...

CBD immune booster …

We’re all trying to stay as healthy as possible, preferably with natural, safe and effective remedies. CBD products are fast becoming a more appealing...

Blast from the past!

73-year-old former Durban resident travels to Umgeni Road to get his hands on quality underwear.Since 1876, Jockey has been glamming up everyday essentials to...

The Natural skincare launches in SA and we’ve a HAMPER to GIVEAWAY!

We absolutely love this new African Botanical skincare product that has just launched in South Africa. The Natural Serum is made with clean, plant-based...
Want more exclusive content?

Sign up for our monthly newsletter