January - Author Talk by Maureen Shaw & Helen D. Millgate
Maureen and Helen spoke about their newly published book, titled War's Forgotten Women which tells the story of the widows of the Second World War and their struggle for recognition. During the war and afterwards in post-war austerity Britain their lives were particularly bleak. Through their diaries, letters and personal interviews we are given an insight into the harsh realities of post-war Britain, continuing up until 1989. Maureen is one of our volunteers.
Robert Macfarlane - Author Talk in conjunction with Fulbourn Forum
Robert talked about his book 'The Wild Places' to a packed audience. It was of local interested as the walk included the local Beechwoods.
September - New Writing Showcase
We joined a group at the Six Bells for a New Writing Showcase. This was a South Cambridgeshire event for groups and individuals to share their work with a new audience. It was the first event of its kind and included readings from local groups, including our own. It was interesting to hear work of different types, some fiction, some non-fiction. We hope to join in again if there is another one in
November - An Evening with Sophie Hannah
Sophie gave a very amusing and interesting talk, including telling us about her latest book, Kind of Cruel, and her life as a writer of crime fiction and poetry, as well as the experience of having her work adapted for television.
Drawing Workshop for local children
This event was funded by The Windmill Estate Residents Panel. The children were asked to draw book characters in order to make a new poster for our entrance hall. We were very grateful to Viv Tweed for her help with this project.