Virtual Noir at the Bar

Noir (noun): a genre of crime film or fiction characterised by cynicism, fatalism, and moral ambiguity.  Bar (noun): an establishment where alcohol and sometimes other refreshments are served. In these interesting times, where many of us are confined to home due to COVID-19 restrictions, I'm hoping to keep readers and writers of crime fiction entertained [...]

By |2022-06-07T14:38:34+00:00March 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Virtual Noir at the Bar

COVID-19 Update

Here at Elementary V Watson, we hope you're keeping well. As you're probably already aware, the outbreak of COVID-19 as a worldwide pandemic has forced individuals, organisations and governments to take measures to limit its spread. Although contracting the virus may pose an inconvenience to many, for those in 'high risk' categories, it could be [...]

By |2022-06-07T14:38:35+00:00March 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on COVID-19 Update

Hasta la vista, baby. We’ll be back!

Here at Elementary V Watson HQ, things are about to get very busy. If you've been following us on social media, you'll know that 2019 has already been a whirlwind of writing, workshops and events but we're fairly certain that that will pale into insignificance when Victoria's baby is born. With this in mind, Elementary [...]

By |2022-06-07T14:38:35+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hasta la vista, baby. We’ll be back!

Writing Groups Update

For the moment, the only group that is running is the Quilliam Brothers session on Mondays (except Bank Holidays), 7-9pm. The Di Meo's group will reconvene later this year. Please check Facebook and Twitter for further updates. Victoria x

By |2022-06-07T14:38:35+00:00March 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Writing Groups Update

Writing Retreat on St Mary’s Island, Whitley Bay

Writing Retreat on St Mary’s Island, Whitley Bay. Have you ever wanted to just write, cut off from the world? Elementary V Watson is giving you that opportunity on Sunday, 20th August. All too often, the distractions of modern life get in the way of our creativity so I’m inviting you to attend a writing [...]

By |2022-06-07T14:38:35+00:00July 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Writing Retreat on St Mary’s Island, Whitley Bay

Events Galore!

The forthcoming few weeks are shaping up to be a busy time here at Elementary V Watson HQ. In addition to weekly writing groups and a steady stream of copy-editing work, I'm heading out into Newcastle to host, read and partake in a panel or two. The first event is happening on Wednesday, 26th April at The [...]

By |2022-06-07T14:38:35+00:00April 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Events Galore!

A Busy Time of Year…

Funnily enough, Halloween is my busiest time of year. OK, you may think that with a face like this one, I must get plenty of work as a witch but thankfully that’s not why my diary is so full. As a Creative Writing tutor, I run two weekly groups in Newcastle (Mondays, 7-9pm at Quilliam [...]

By |2022-06-07T14:38:35+00:00October 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Busy Time of Year…

Writing Retreat at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade

Imagine spending a glorious day in July writing in one of Tynemouth’s most historic buildings… Well, now you can! I’m pleased to announce that Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, after being so impressed with the work of Elementary Writers during their readings earlier this year, have opened up their inspirational Watch House Museum for a writing retreat, [...]

By |2022-06-07T14:38:35+00:00June 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Writing Retreat at Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade