Friday, October 18, 2013

News from The University of Worcester Research Collections

The University of Worcester Research Collections which includes the The Westerman Collection: The works of  Percy F. Westerman which has been an invaluable source of material for the annual Westerman Seminars has a new face.  Their new web page design is attractive and has an easy link to the Westerman Collection details and inventory.

The Alliance of Literary Societies

Despite all the things that I have said about following the words of Groucho Marx with his quote "I would never want to join a club that would have people like me as a member".  I am pleased to tell you that the Friends of The Westerman Yarns is now a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies (ALS). 

The ALS is the umbrella organisation, formed in 1973 for literary societies and groups in the UK.  Their aim is to provide support and advice on a variety of literary subjects, as well as promoting cooperation between member societies.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Winning the War of the Twitter Waves

I set up a Twitter account about two years ago, but had a number of issues with making good use of it.  The main one was it being hijacked by a number of people who used it to post inappropriate messages that appeared to have been sent by me. 

During the recent Westerman exhibition, I opened a new Twitter account to promote the exhibition and the related activities within the Havant Literary Festival.  I enjoyed this so much that I plan to keep using it. 

To find me, either click the link below or search on twitter for Percy F. Westerman.
Follow Westerman Yarns on Twitter

Coming Soon

I know that I have been neglecting the weblog recently, but in the words of the great John Lennon “Life is what happens when you’re doing other things.” Below are few ‘things’ that I am planning and will share with you very soon.

A review of the recent Westerman Yarns exhibition at the Havant Literary Festival

Details of the Westerman Seminar 2014.

The next edition of The Friends of the Westerman Yarns Newsletter.

Where you can see ‘Ripping Yarns’ and the Tale of the Forgotten Author - Plans to display the exhibition in other venues.