Silver Crow BooksMeet three local writers whose novels have taken flight this year.

Where: Midsomer Norton Library

When: Tuesday 28th Novenmber

Time: 7.00pm - 8.30pm

Free - no need to book just come along!

Brenda Bannister, Nikki Copleston and Wendy Worley are all members of Frome Writers’ Collective, a group formed in 2014 for writers in the area. The Collective’s Silver Crow initiative, launched in November last year, confers a stamp of approval on manuscripts published with its support.

Brenda, Nikki and Wendy will talk about their individual journeys to publication, starting out as aspiring writers and now reaching readers worldwide.

Their books will be on sale in the library after the talk.

The Frome Writers’ Collective (FWC) is a friendly group of local (Frome and area) writers which launched in June 2014 as a not-for-profit initiative. We aim to help local writers by providing an accessible network for writers of all genres, from new writers to published writers with many years’ experience. We share (and provide) information about different aspects of writing and publishing, run writers' projects and events and market stalls.

For the last two years we have organised the Frome Small Publishers' Fair, participated in a range of Frome Festival events, including administering the Frome Short Story competition and now run our own book brand, Silver Crow Books.

Our Collective operates as a not-for-profit unincorporated association and is run by twelve volunteer trustees, who are all writers.  We have a number of sub-groups and liaise with other local organisations on shared initiatives for the benefit of writers of all ages.

Silver Crow  was launched by Frome Writers’ Collective in 2016 to provide a middle road between traditional publishing and self-publishing, to offer authors a friendly alternative to the daunting task of producing a book in isolation and to negotiate discounts with publishing partners. We believe this is an innovative addition to the world of publishing and a model which will become popular elsewhere.

Any writer who has joined the FWC can submit a fiction, general non-fiction or children’s (chapter book) text. Each manuscript is quality screened by trained readers, after which the authors will receive a detailed readers’ report, to help with the editing process. If the manuscript is accepted, authors can then use the Silver Crow logo, receive support and take advantage of our guidance materials and collective promotional opportunities.

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