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Creative Writing and Poetry Festival

We meet at Titchfield Court from 1-3 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Our Co-ordinator, Janet Gibson, gives us a title, sentence or just a word to inspire us to write a piece of around 500 words which we develop at home and then read out to fellow members at the next meeting, for constructive criticism and appraisal. After a short tea-break we then do a ten minute writing exercise.

On March 27th Trevor Wright from Writing East Midlands put on a Workshop to create poems/stories about the past, present and future of life in the Ashfield and Mansfield areas. We did some gentle warm up writing exercises to help people write short pieces about where they have lived. The organisers are working with local groups of all ages to get inter-generational material. There will be a public celebration event in April 21st week as part of the Notts Poetry Festival and anyone who has taken part in the workshops will be able to come along to the event to read their work. The Hucknall event will be at the Station Hotel on Tuesday, 24th April from 6.30-10.0 pm. The next Creative Writing Group will also be on Tuesday, 24th April from 1-3 pm at Titchfield Court, Orchard Street. New members are very welcome to join us, bring pen and paper!

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Creative Writing Workshop Reminder

New members are very welcome to come to the Creative Writing Group which meets at Titchfield Court; the next session is on Tuesday, 27th March at 1 pm. when Writing East Midlands, U3A History Group and the Creative Writing Group are putting on a Workshop to create poems/stories about the past, present and future of life in the Ashfield and Mansfield areas. This will be a free 1-2 hour workshop run by two local writers and will consist of doing gentle warm up writing exercises then some writing prompts to help people write short pieces about where they have lived. The organisers are working with local groups of all ages to get inter-generational material. There will be a public celebration event in April 21st week as part of the Notts. Poetry Festival and anyone who has taken part in the workshops will be able to come along to the event to read their work. Refreshments will be provided. Please let me have your names.
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Creative Writing and History Workshop

We meet at Titchfield Court from 1-3 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Our Co-ordinator, Janet Gibson, gives us a title, sentence or just a word to inspire us to write a piece of around 500 words which we develop at home and then read out to fellow members at the next meeting, for constructive criticism and appraisal. After a short tea-break we then do a ten minute exercise.
Unfortunately we had to cancel our February session due to the expected bad snow storm but we hope to have a full house at our March 27th when Writing East Midlands and the Creative Writing Group and the History Group are putting on a Workshop to create poems/stories about the past, present and future of life in the Ashfield and Mansfield areas. This will be a free 1-2 hour workshop run by two local writers and will consist of doing gentle warm up writing exercises then give some writing prompts to help people write short pieces about where they have lived.
The organisers are working with local groups of all ages to get inter-generational material. There will be a public celebration event in April 21st week as part of the Notts Poetry Festival and anyone who has taken part in the workshops will be able to come along to the event to read their work. The Workshop will take place on Tuesday, 27th March from 1 till 3 pm at Titchfield Court. Refreshments will be provided. Please let Sandra Green have your names please.
For more information about the Creative Writing Group please get in touch on the form below or tel. 0115 8408132.

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Exciting Writing!

We meet at Titchfield Court from 1-3 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Our Co-ordinator, Janet Gibson, gives us a title, sentence or just a word to inspire us to write a piece of around 500 words which we develop at home and then read out to fellow members at the next meeting, for constructive criticism and appraisal. After a short tea-break we then do a ten minute exercise.
On Tuesday. 23rd January we discussed our December homework, which was to bring an item of personal interest and write about it. Also we had to follow on the words “The Canal is….” or you could write about “Autumn”. We had fun doing a ten minute exercise on “What if all the computers in Britain crashed for two days”.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 27th February when we will be presenting our January homework, which was “You have just moved into an old house and in the attic you find a small chest of drawers in which there is something wrapped in an old piece of sacking……” .
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Great Creativity from the Creative Writing Group

We meet at Titchfield Court from 1-3 pm on usually the fourth Tuesday of each month. Our Co-ordinator, Janet Gibson, gives us a title, sentence or just a word to inspire us to write a piece of around 500 words which we develop at home and then read out to fellow members at the next meeting, for constructive criticism and appraisal. After a short tea-break we then do a ten minute exercise.
We didn’t meet in December but we socialised at Costa on Tuesday, 5th December when we participated in a Literary Dingbats Quiz.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday. 23rd January at 1 pm at Titchfield Court when we will be discussing our December homework, which was to bring an item of personal interest and write about it. Also we had to follow on the words “The Canal is….” or you could write about “Autumn”. For more information about the Creative Writing Group please get in touch on the form below or tel. 0115 8408132.

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