A brief history of Riverside Writers
Article by Tim Hulme
Riverside Writers started back in 1998 meeting twice a month in West Kirby, Wirral – alternately in the Library in the evenings and in Westbourne Hall in the mornings. We abandoned Westbourne as it was not good for working people.
We used to charge £1 a week or £10 a year which helped to pay for two or three speakers each year.
For a couple of years we had a monthly slot on ‘7 Waves Radio’, reading out our stories & poems. We have once joined forces with the actors from the Little Theatre in Birkenhead for readings of our writings (not a huge success!) and with other Wirral writing groups at Christmas in Bebington Central Library’s “Stories & Wine” evenings (definitely a success!) We have had our own public readings in West Kirby library, most of which have been successful.
We have published three anthologies so far. The first one was printed and sold @ £3 each, which made enough profit to allow us to waive the membership fee.