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  • Schedule of Meetings

    Saturday 16 March.  12.30-2.30 pm

    Writing Fiction from Memory –  workshop led by Erinna Mettler

    Life experiences can inspire and enhance your story-telling skills.  Erinna Mettler’s workshop will focus on how to utilise your memories and recollections of past episodes to create vivid fiction.

    Erinna gave a great workshop on short-story writing in September 2017. This should be another session well worth attending.

    Fifteen Minutes – Erinna’s short story collection – is available to borrow from Hatchery Writers’ Library.  It was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award and an International Rubery Book Award.  Erinna is a founder and co-director of The Brighton Prize for short fiction and of the spoken word group Rattle Tales.

    Review of Fifteen Minutes.



    Saturday 20 April.  12.30-2.30 pm  

    Writing and Research – talk by Dave Patchett


    Saturday 20 April.  12.30-2.30 pm

    Writing and Research – talk by Dave Patchett


    Saturday 18 May.  12.30-2.30 pm

    Sharon Duggal, author of The Handsworth Times – To be confirmed.


    Saturday 15 June.  12.30-2.30 pm

    Writing With Humour – talk by Gerry Maguire Thompson





  • Brighton Theatre of the Air


    September 2018

    Listen to BTOTA’S latest recording: An Angel Intrudes directed by Roz Scott.

    July 2018

    Read latest news about Brighton Theatre of the Air and hear new audio releases on Subgroup page:   

    April 2018

    Death Calls at Dinner from A Chocolate Box of Short Plays.



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    February 2018.  Brighton Theatre of the Air on air in Europe.  Talk Radio Europe (TRE), FM Radio, played tracks from BTOTA’s audio anthology, Love is in the Air.  Feb 20 at 19.53: An Ideal Husband, 20.52: The Romance of a Busy Broker. Feb 22 and 23 at 19.50: The Bickersons. Feb 24 at 22.50: To His Coy Mistress.


    February 14, 2018 – BTOTA’s compilation – Love is in the Air – was played on Brighton and Hove Community Radio on Valentine’s Day.


    For more information:  or  Hatchery Writers subgroup page