Beryl would like to invite you to the launch of her new book “Lizzies Secret” on Wednesday 30th October at 3.00pm at Neo’s. Come along for a glass of wine to help her celebrate the final part of the trilogy.

Christmas Lunch 2018

Well attended Christmas lunch at Neo's Restaurant 20 December 2018.

Merry Christmas to all our members everywhere.

Here's wishing you a happy and productive writing year 2019.

Book Launch Rosses Point County Sligo R.O.I.

Meabh & the River in Me by Ann Joyce

From left to right: Tony Mannion, Ann Joyce, Mary Duffy, John Goodwin

New Project

We have decided to embark on an exciting new project, to write a collaborative novel.
Similar in a way to "Raft of Life" we will all write individual chapters from the point of view of the characters we create. However, whereas the previous novel was as a response to a challenge to write it in one month (it was later edited over the course of a year before publishing) we propose integrate stories with each other as they are being written. Already, in our preliminary discussions many opportunities for interaction between characters have presented themselves.
The story is based on a small Island State off the coast of Africa. It opens as rebels take control of the islands only airport. Our characters are trapped in the departure lounge, their flight has been commandeered by the ousted President and his senior officials as they flee into exile. They are at the mercy of the conquering general.
So here is how we will proceed:
Please click on the title of Chapter 1 below then download and read the draft opening.
Also Click on the Character Profile form, then having read the scenario create your character fill in the details on the form and email it to John. (Nb. we already have a Methodist Minister and a Catholic Nun so no more clergy please.)
When you have submitted your profile prepare a small introduction to your character in first person as if you are among a group of strangers and need to tell them who you are. Dont forget that your character may if they are so inclined lie about who they are or at least be selective with the truth after all you don't know these people.
Next, in your own time, write a chapter, also first person- past tense about how you came to be in this situation. 
More information will follow but in the meantime look up the Island of Princepe for an idea of scale.

Jul 15, 2017

Formatting information please read.

Clarification on how we will develop this project.

Jan 01, 2020

Complete and send in to john@jgoodwin.imfo.

This will help others react to your character during the writing stage.

Jan 02, 2023

First draft to introduce the situation and the basis of the plot.

Working Title: "All Flights Cancelled"

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Available now on Amazon and from Beryl.

"Susie's Secret."

We are dellighted to announce the launch of Beryl Lowe's new book,

In an effort to share their love of the written word among the young people of the region, the Paphos Writers Group (PWG) instigated a school's Poetry and Illustration competition. Inspired by a charming poem by PWG member Eddy Kent, students were invited to illustrate the poem or write one of their own on the theme of “Being Safe”. It was met with remarkable enthusiasm, by students and teachers alike, among the participating schools. The quality of the entries far surpassed expectations and the task of judging was extremely difficult.

The results are as follows:


Winner and PWG Young Poet of the Year:

Nikita Pegov, Age 9 from ISOP, for his Poem: 'Stranger Danger'

Runners Up:

Elena Sozou, Age 10 from ISOP, for her Poem: 'Safety Drive'

Lida Kaplunova, Age 10 from ISOP for her Poem: 'Headphones'



Winner and PWG Young Poet of the Year:

Taisiya Rakhman, Age 8 from ISOP, for her Poem 'Lily Didn't Look'

Runners Up:

Eric Massad, Age 8 from ISOP, for his poem '112'

Anna Loizou, Age 8 from ISOP, for her Poem 'Online Safety'



Winner and PWG Young Artist of the Year:

Marcella Burgess, Age 11 from ISOP

Runners Up:

Viktoria Kalinina, Age 10 from TLC

Katia Niftieva, Age 11 from ISOP


Attended by group members, teachers, winners and their parents, awards of a certificate and a small gift were presented at a short ceremony at the PWG meeting room in Neo's Sports Club, Coral Bay on Thursday 10th November 2016 and at ISOP on Friday 18 November 2016. This was followed by drinks and homemade cakes provided by members. Every child who entered the competition will receive a certificate of participation.

We look forward to seeing even more schools and teachers participating in next year's competition. In the meantime, keep up the great writing and artistry.


We are proud to announce the publication of a new book by one of our members.

Rich Inspirations ' Promiscuous Poems and Twisted Tales, by Richard Palmer will be launched at Yialos Taverna Coral Bay 22nd, October from onwards.All welcome.

It's different.

PWG Poetry & Illustration Competition 2016

Paphos, October 18, 2016– The Paphos Writers Group (PWG) are currently running a Poetry & Illustration competition across the local schools in Paphos. The competition’s topic is “Safety and Keeping safe”. The children have been given a poem written by Mr Eddy Kent, a member of PWG, to use as a basis for the illustration competition and as inspiration for the poetry competition. The idea of the competition is to encourage and enthuse children to write poetry and use their imaginations to produce wonderful illustrations. PWG hope to hold this competition annually as it has been very well received by the schools involved.

This year, TLC Private School and the International School of Paphos (ISOP) have entered with added interest from the Aspire School.

The winners will be announced in early November and they will receive prizes, donated by PWG at a ceremony which will be held at Neo’s Sports Club, Peyia.

PWG would like to thank the staff at each school and Neo’s Sport’s Club for supporting the competition.

2015 visit by members of Vale Royal Writers Group
in their own words
Members celebrating Nicos' Whispers from Cyprus Book Launch
Members and Guests enjoying lunch in the restaurant at Neo's


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