Author, Carol Lovekin recently spoke at the Newport Regional Conference. It's not often we get to hear what the experience was like from the other side of the table but Carol agreed to share her experience with us...
Wales has a surprising amount of publishing houses for such a small country and many of their writers are female. At the NWR Cardiff-Newport Conference, we’ll be hearing from some of them as well as having a lovely lunch - all in beautiful surroundings of the Celtic Manor Resort.
Have you joined a gym? Are you cutting down on alcohol? Have you decided to be kinder to yourself or others? What is your New Year’s resolution?
Matlock NWR Visit to Hoe Grange
Following Brexit, British and overseas tourists alike have been making the most of the weak pound and choosing to spend their holidays in the UK. And they are not the grimy backpacker type or the sort that enjoys cheesy arcade game caravan sites. These are sophisticated travellers who want to holiday in style.
This year’s Mary Stott Award went to Ann Clegg, member of Sheffield/Fulwood NWR, for walking the complete South West Coast Path on her own and despite recovering from knee surgery.
The NWR Conference 2016, Relatively Speaking, was thoroughly enjoyed by over 300 members. Here it is in pictures...
If NWR did not exist, I would have to invent it. Where else would I get to meet regularly with a bunch of interesting women and talk about any subject under the sun?
I love being a member of NWR, because in these days of virtual friends and short tweets, I appreciate face to face meetings with real women, where we can discuss real topics in real time.
Mairi Nasr grew up in rural Scotland, she moved to the Middle East and lived there for twenty years with her Lebanese husband and three children. She is co-author of children’s fantasy novel, Food Wars.
Food Wars follows the story of Porky, an obese teenager from Glasgow, who teams up with seven other ‘Keepers’ from across the world. The Keepers wage war on the Food Masters, the corporations that control the world food market.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the NWR Photography Competition 2015 is Lynn Welsher for her photo, The Acer Leaves.
The theme was ‘a flash of colour’ and the judges, artist Kate Lycett and photographer Alison Walker, were looking for inspiration, originality and quality. Thank you to everyone who entered. Both the quality and number of entries we received were extremely high, which made judging very difficult.
This year’s NWR National Conference will be held in the vibrant city of Glasgow at the Grand Hotel and will be on the theme of 'Diverse Connections’. We have some excellent speakers already confirmed and events will include guided tours of Glasgow’s historical sites, an evening meal and of course a quiz.
To mark International Women’s Day on the 8 March, Trustee, Jeanette House visited St Mary’s Church in Morpeth to learn about suffragette, Emily Wilding Davidson.