Pre-Christmas event 2022

Ian opened the last meeting of the year by handing out copies of the 2022-2023 programme, inviting questions about its new features and promising a review in the spring.

We were very pleased to welcome back Kathleen, part of the Group almost since the very beginning and now an honorary member. She’s fourth along on the right hand side in the photo above, which also gives an indication of the concentration required to do this year’s quiz. Based on book titles, it was won by Carol and Sheila with 36 correct answers out of a possible 48. Well done, ladies!

The President’s Cup was presented by Joe to Susan for amassing the most points in our competitions. Well done, Susan!

Joe was also pleased to cut the delicious celebration cake provided by Ros. Thank you, Ros!

As ever, there were more contributions to the buffet than we could possibly eat in one sitting.

Ros and Chrissie catered for those who preferred tea to wine – not that we couldn’t have both, of course.

Cheers, everyone! Is Maggie’s smile due to relief at having handed over the Chair to Ian? Could well be!

It can be lonely at the top, but the 2023 programme Ian has devised with considerable input from the Committee is a good blend of the innovative and the traditional.

An enticing array of Secret Santa gifts made a fitting end to what had been a very successful evening.

The 2023 programme will be published very soon, so please watch this space. In the meantime, Ripon Writers’ Group would like to offer to anyone clicking onto our website all the best for the festive season and a Very Happy New Year.

Our friendly group meets once a fortnight at the St Wilfred's Community Centre on Trinity Lane and is always open to new members from the Ripon area and beyond. Whether your interest is in poetry or prose, novels, short stories, plays, wacky humour, a more analytical style of writing, or just listening for the time being, you're very welcome.

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