Thursday, November 18, 2010

RNA Winter Party - A Celebration of The New Writers' Scheme and Fifty Fabulous Years


Your scribe fell down (not literally) on her duty last night and didn't take as many pictures as she should have and far too few of the wonderful shoes....humble apologies.




Two hundred people attended an evening which celebrated the New Writers' Scheme. The RNA does many things well (including its parties) but it has excelled at encouraging and nurturing new writers.... Joan Hessayon New Writers' Scheme Award winners sparkled in the crowd and we toasted the continued success of the NWS and RNA. The party rounded off a fabulous year marking the association's fifty years.












16 comments:

Sarah Callejo said...

People always look so happy at the RNA parties. I wonder why... Is it because people are always so nice and good fun? Or is it the wine and shoes?
I wish I could've been there and glad you all enjoyed it so much.

WriterMelS said...

What a great post, Liz. Thank you. I too feel like you're such a happy crowd and wished that I had stuck with writing women's fiction instead of crime, just because..

I'm glad everyone had a lovely evening and thanks for the photos.

Jane Holland said...

Thanks for these, Liz! That flash lighting is so cruel though. I'm sure I didn't look that pasty-faced. Or perhaps I did?!

Well, luckily everyone was too busy drinking and chatting to notice, I'm sure. It was a great night!

In fact, I had a bit of a headache this morning. ;-)

Phillipa Ashley said...

Liz - thanks for the pictures Liz - I reply on you for the pictorial memories (even if I usually cringe when I see myself!)

It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Sue Gedge said...

It was a lovely occasion and once again, I really enjoyed coming along. Many thanks to everyone!

Jane Gordon-Cumming said...

I think Jane H. may have forgotten that she was celebrating a fabulous book deal. That's me, gazing at her enviously! It was a fantastic party.

Jane Lovering said...

Oh, now I really wish I'd been there! All that glitter, all that booze, all those friends... glad you all had such a soooooper time, and maybe I'll make it next time?

Jude said...

Fab photos Liz. It was great to see so many people having a good time.

Sarah Duncan said...

I beamed positive thoughts to you all while I battling my way through the traffic on the M4 and it obviously worked as you look as if you're having a wonderful time. But then, when are RNA parties anything other than wonderful?

Jane Holland said...

Jane, you mean I looked pasty-faced because I was celebrating a fantastic book deal? That's the best excuse I've ever heard for not wearing good foundation!

See you at the Christmas Oxford chapter lunch perhaps? Apparently, it's Secret Santa day ... !!

Emma Darwin said...

My first-ever RNA do, and I had such a good time. Only thing wrong was that I didn't managed to say hi to lots of people I'd hoped to - you, Phillipa, for one, and lots of others. Next time, I hope...

Carrie Sheppard said...

What a fun evening and thanks for posting the pictures. I'm sure I don't look like that in real life! Or is it that I look different in my writing??

Thanks so much for a nice time and some really lovely people.

Carrie

Debs said...

Great pictures as always, Liz. Thank you.

I wish I could have been there too.

Elaine AM Smith said...

I loved the pictures - especially the shoes. I live in hopes.

Charlie Cochrane said...

Great blog Liz, and snashing pictures. My shoes were dead boring compared to those.

Charlie

Bluestocking Mum said...

Yes great pictures Liz. Also wish I'd been there. Hopefully next year...