Busy week for some WAGS

Last weekend many of the WAGs were at the East Anglian Festival of Culture (#Eafoc) showcasing their books and reading their work.http://www.eastanglianfestivalofculture.co.uk/


Lucy and Hilary

Lucille Rayner & Lottie Thorn

Group photo by the Lifegaurd Station

Elizabeth Manning-Ives, Jo Wilde, Tricia Cass, Bronwen Grono, Lucille Rayner, Suzan Collins, Lottie Thorn, Pam Finch, Enid Thwaites


On the Thursday authors Elizabeth Manning-Ives, Enid Thwaites, Tricia Cass, Sandra Delf and Suzan Collins were delighted to be back at the fabulous Saxmundham Library. A fantastic group and one that is genuinely interested in the authors and their progress.

Sandra Tricia Elizabeth and Enid

The authors look forward to going back next year with more new releases and it’s the authors turn to buy the cakes next time!


Welcome to new members

Delighted to welcome writers Tricia Cass and Rosie Owen to the Waveney Author Group.

Both Tricia and Rosie joined other writers at the recent Get Writing writing weekend and you can see them here https://getwriting2.wordpress.com/2016/05/10/writing-weekend/

Author Pam Finch helps to raise £1,000.

Although on tour with the Waveney Author Group Pam Finch took time out to cook 117 fried eggs for charity event.

Thursday, 18th February was the annual Big Breakfast organised by the Friends of Beccles Cancer UK. With pals Julia and Lyn they were busy cooking breakfasts from 7.30am until noon. The wonderful support from local people this event, held at the Beccles Public Hall, raised over £1,000.

Pam cooking breakfast for cancer charity

At Woodbridge Library

The Waveney Author Group is already under way on their 13-date tour covering Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and London.

Their most recent event was an invite by the Woodbridge Novel Group at Woodbridge library on Wed 17th Feb to talk about their route to publishing. The talk was well attended with 21 writers eagerly seeking knowledge from authors Bronwen Grono, Elizabeth Manning-Ives, Enid Thwaites Pam Wilde and Suzan Collins.

Taken by Lorence 1   Taken by Lorence

Woodbridge Library Group pic

Coming back after the event the authors stopped at The Shed and The Workbench at Henstead for a well-earned lunch and to discuss with the owner, Ellen Winser, the forthcoming Get Writing workshops being held there in August.

At The Shed with Ellen Suzan Enid Helen Pam Carole

Pic attached L-R: Ellen (owner of The Shed and The Workbench), Suzan Collins, Enid Thwaites, Elizabeth Manning-Ives, Pam Finch and Bronwen Grono.

Writer’s Holiday Tenerife

Having the opportunity to go to Tenerife for the sun, sand and opportunity to write was one some of the authors could not resist.

Armed with laptops, pens and paper Lucy, Pam and Suzan sat and drank tea and coffee before flying to Tenerife

Cuppa at the airport~big one  Cuppa at the airport

They each had their own rooms which were on the 9th floor. Fortunately there was a lift but chose to walk down the nine flights for meals, in fact every time they needed to go down stairs they walked.

Air view of swimming pool

Lovely swimming pool even if it was too cold to go in.

They had many writing spots and here are just a few:

Another writing spot 2 Cafe Chill out 1

Cake on the third day

Cakes in the shop

El Rayo Pastelaria (pastry shop)

Lucy Pam and I

Lucy, Suzan and Pam


Champagne at breakfast.

Cardiac hill 4  Mountains 1

Air view of road and sea WAG on the bridge 7

Sea 1

Lots of walking and writing done.

End of the week arrived and they boarded the plane to go home:

Outside shot of the areoplane

Cabin crew one pilot and me and Lucy 2

L-R: Hostess, Simon (Pilot), Suzan & Lucy

Pam and the cabin crew and 2 pilots

L-R: Pam, Simon (Pilot), two hostesses & Simon (the other pilot)

On the radio

As part of the Waveney Author Group On Tour authors Pam Finch, Elizabeth Manning Ives aka Helen Thwaites, Suzan Collins and Enid Thwaites will be on air from 1-2pm today, talking about their writing, their charities and everything writery. Will cake will be mentioned?

WAG dates~poster~14th Jan 2016

I wonder how often the fabulous The Coconut Loft The Hatfield Hotel Desmonds Lowestoft and Clyffe Hotel will be mentioned? All venues for this year’s East Anglian Festival and right by the Award winning Blue Flag beach and within the up and coming and thriving Kirkley area of Lowestoft in Suffolk. If you would like to keep up to date with the East Anglian Festival here is the FB page https://www.facebook.com/East-Anglian-Festival-294918514044821/

If you would like to listen in please tune your radio to Radio 105fm or listen to us on the internet http://www.blythvalleycommunityradio.co.uk/