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Literary Lunch 2017Those attending the annual 9th Literary lunch hosted by the ladies of the two Wickhambrook W.I. Reading Groups enjoyed a delicious buffet including some yummy home baked desserts in the company of author Rosy Thornton, author of Sandlands from East Suffolk.

In her day job, Rosy is a Fellow and Tutor of Emmanuel College and a lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge and when not, there is to found in her cottage home in the Suffolk Sandlings.
Having had published five, well received novels after discovering and becoming addicted to "Fan Fiction" on line, she began to write chapters to continue the stories and post them on the interactive websites.
To date "Sandlands" is her first venture into writing a selection of short stories inspired by people, nature and wildlife around her village home in Blaxhall on the Suffolk coast.

She spoke of the timeless landscape in the Sandlings which casts shadows throughout different generations of families, as she found herself walking along in ancient footsteps and tried to reflected in the different themes and stories within the "Sandlands" stories.

She also explained her change of publisher to Scottish house Sandstone Press who consult authors and give them much more involvement and choice with cover, blurb and titles than do the larger more mainstream publishers and supermarket stockists, who are more concerned with volume of sales and customer shelf appeal than what an author might like. She also gave us an insight into the reasons her books had been rejected in the past which were very strange, funny and in some cases positively rude, as in "You will write a published book, this is not the one"
She answered many questions from the floor particularly about future manuscripts, happily and honestly and afterwards she signed copies of her books for purchasers.

Thanking her for taking the time to come and speak about her life and work, Dorothy Anderson wished Rosy fine positivity for the new book and for continued inspiration from the world around her home. A lovely afternoon enjoyed by all, hopefully to be repeated next year

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W.I. Wickhambrook

13th February

The next W.I. meeting is 'The Importance of Being Trivial' with Mark Mason. Our meetings are held at 7.30pm in the WI Hall and all ladies from the village and district will be made very welcome. Just turn up at the WI Hall if you would like to join in. Information is always available from Hilary (01440 821713) or Veronica (01440 820791) for all our activities.

W.I. Tea Party W.I. Tea Party

The next W.I. Tea Party will be on the 16th February. All Welcome.  Come and join us from 2pm till 4pm for Tea, Coffee and Cake £1.50.  All profits to a local charity or group and for our Denman Bursary.

W.I. Christmas Fayre

W.I. Xmas Fair
Saturday 18th November 2017

From 2pm at the W.I. Hall. Get your Xmas gifts, Hamper Raffle, Home Baking Stall. Refreshments will be available. Free admission and all are very welcome.

Ladies, now is the time to join your local W.I.!

We have 41 very friendly members and our new programme runs from January to December and has something for all. Please do feel free to come along to any of our meetings, held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm and have a free taster of what we get up to. You can come twice as a visitor before deciding to join us. Hope to see you soon

We now have two Walking Groups for those of you who feel the need for regular exercise and lots of chat! Wednesdays at 10am for the longer distances, and on Thursdays at 10am for a gentler programme. Just turn up at the WI Hall if you would like to join in.

Information is always available from Hilary (01440 821793) or Veronica (01440 820791) for all our activities.

Dorothy Anderson is awarded a Diamond Champion - read more here

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W.I. Hall


New Members are VERY WELCOME

Meetings vary but are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.

Committee meetings are on the first Tuesday and are held in committee members' homes or in the hall.

The Committee, which is elected each November, is responsible for arranging meetings, outings and social events which are planned to be as varied and enjoyable as possible.

President Hilary Bradfield
01440 821713
Secretary Veronica Wiseman
01440 820791
Booking Officer Jackie Fieldsend
01440 820108
Caretaker Mrs Shelley Prigg
For keys please call 01440 820108
01440 820376

One meeting a year is run by members.

Notices advertising speakers, etc. are displayed at various points in the village and on the hall notice board.

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