The Xàbia Book Circle was founded in the late 1980s by an intrepid group of book lovers from different countries and backgrounds, who settled in the Marina Alta area of Spain's Costa Blanca and who wanted to share their love of reading with fellow bibliophiles.

Memoir:

 The new XBC writing competition   Click here 

Christopher North: I will talk about the various techniques of memoir and story-telling which will include recommendations of all the types mentioned above. I will try a couple of exercises for those who’d like to play and give some suggestions as to starting points and finally I will introduce our Xabia Book Circle Summer Memoir Writing competition - open to all!

I will be including a couple of exercises - so for those interested, do have a pen and paper handy.

June

Don't forget...

Now you can send your reviews on books that have delighted, intrigued or fascinated you, and they will be published on the website. Go to Members' book reviews.

ALSO THIS MONTH: A BOOK CIRCLE BLOG

We thought we’d try something new: a blog or ‘writers’ corner’, open to all members, on a topic of their choice. The blog will debut next month under the pen of Christopher North; contributions thereafter will be solicited from members known for their artful (or humorous, or thought-provoking) prose, or can be sent in unsolicited (but subject to editorial approval). We’ll start including it in the next newsletter and, if the idea takes off, post it on the website. All ideas welcome!

REMINDER: BOOK CIRCLE 2021 FEES DUE NOW

Yet another reminder on this: Please make your payments (€10) via PayPal, as previously instructed (to Christopher@oldolivepress.com ). Alternatively, you may pay cash to any Committee member you happen to come across (Alison Tain, Christopher North, Erica Meltzer, Huw Griffith, Jean Hilder, Rod Davis, Tim Upton) or drop it off in Rod’s postbox (Calle Virgen del Pilar 9, Xàbia). Of course, do let him know you've done that (roddavis@me.com).