Malvern Writers’ Circle meets in the common room of a retirement home in central Malvern. As covid-19 (corona virus) is of particular danger to older people we have decided, with great sadness, to postpone future monthly meetings until we can be sure we might not be bringing infection into a place housing those who may be vulnerable.
We will also be cancelling our Spring Lunch at Colwall Village Hall in April.
We apologise to all our members and friends who would usually be attending these sessions.
Peter will also be at Chipping Campden Literature Festival on 10 May, reading from Poems of Armenian War and Peace, a collection written jointly with Liana Hayrapetyan, which will be published in April by the Tekeyan Trust.
Jocelyn Bailey was Chair of Malvern Writers’ Circle For two years 2011
to 2013. She was a member of Mensa with a great love of words and
languages and was a fiendish Scrabble player. She was a unique character
with an extraordinary range of friends in several countries. Her quiet
affection for these friends and family also encompassed her precious
She braved the difficulties of the steep steps to her house when
suffering from Parkinson’s disease because of her love for the stunning
view from her home and for those of us privileged to be entertained for
a meal at 103 West Malvern Road it was like sitting in the landscape.
Her sense of humour was present to the end.
The overspilling church at Jocelyn’s memorial service illustrated the
affection and admiration so many of us felt for this much loved person
and, although our memories will be treasured, she will be so sadly missed.
Cover art for 2008 Diamond Anthology, celebrating sixty years of Malvern Writers' Circle. Computer art by Myfanwy Fox based on Rose Garrard's "Malvhina" spring on Belle Vue Terrace, Great Malvern http://www.rosegarrard.com/malvhina.html