Sponsors Paphos Writers Group.
Welcome to the Paphos Writers' Group
The idea for a writers' group was first conceived over a second carafe of wine at a charity dinner in November 1999. The first meeting was in May 2000, at the Read Mediterranean Centre in Chlorakas. Six people attended and the group was born. Only one of the members had attended a writing group previously, so progress relied much on self help – research and ‘homework’ during the week, followed by reading and discussion at the weekly sessions. During these early years, there was a steady increase in membership numbers from a wide variety of backgrounds with diverse talent. Although members are mainly drawn from the British community, we have enjoyed extremely active membership from other nationalities.
Members began to produce work in local magazines, enter international competitions, and even publish novels. Soon the group numbered twenty and it was necessary to relocate to larger premises in the Kamares Club. During this period, the group produced a compendium of their short stories, articles and poems under the title ‘Whispers from a Veranda’. The work was wholly sponsored by Leptos Estates and all proceeds from the sale of almost 2,000 copies donated to local charities. In January 2006, the Kamares Club closed for refurbishment. As the group by this time had over forty members new premises had to be found. Nowadays the group meets at Laura Beach Hotel in Chloraka.
In November 2012 a number of members participated in the international writing challenge
NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. To qualify for entry an individual or group must
write a novel with a minimum of 50,000 words - in one month.
It took some effort but they did it! The result titled "Raft of Life" is now published in paperback form by Anixe Publishing UK Ltd
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