Speaker Schedule

Could members who have ideas or contacts for speakers next year please make any suggestions to one of the committee members.



14th September

Simon Woodham interviews his agent (film scripts)

12th October

Winsome Pinnock, award winning playwright

Sutton Writers are very pleased to have playwright Winsome Pinnock join us. Winsome Pinnock is an award winning British playwright of Jamaican heritage. Winsome has had over 15 plays produced and won lots of awards, including the Thames Television Award for best play of the year. She was the first black woman to have a play produced at the National Theatre with Leave Taking in 1988. The Guardian described her as “the godmother of black British playwrights.” Not only is she an illustrious playwright but she’s also a senior lecturer at Kingston University. Winsome is a truly inspirational figure and we look forward to her talk.

9th November

Lucy Furlong: Annie Kenney: A Suffragette’s story in 100 words

Sutton Writers are very pleased to have Lucy Furlong join us to talk about the amazing Annie Kenney and the 100 DAYS project, which has highlighted so many stories and given new perspectives into people’s lives during the First World War.

In partnership with the Imperial War Museum, the 100 DAYS project engaged 100 volunteer writers from 26 Characters Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation representing a diverse group of people who share a love of words. Each writer created a 100 word piece (a centena) inspired by and based on the life of a real individual who experienced the First World War. The centenas are being released daily, from 5th August to 12th November, each day showcasing the work of different members of the Partnership.

Lucy Furlong chose Annie Kenney, the only working class suffragette on the board of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). Her challenge was to give Annie her voice, and in 100 words, show her vital contribution to women getting the vote in 1918.

14th December

Christmas Party and SLAM

11th January 2019 

James Miller, humorous travel writer

8th February 

Kate Harrison, 5:2 diet books or Erin, crime writer.

8th March


12th April



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