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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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Creative Writing Dates

The Creative Writing Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, apart from August and December, at Titchfield Court, Orchard Street, Hucknall from 1 pm until 3 pm. The session starts with each member reading out their “homework” from the previous month (a piece of writing of around 500 words on a subject given by Janet Gibson, the Group Co-ordinator. Members then discuss the piece, giving constructive criticism and praise on each piece. After a break for refreshments, members are then give a ten minute exercise, again on a subject given by Janet, which are then read out again.

To cover the hire of the hall, members are asked to bring £10 to the first meeting in January and then this is “topped up” later in the year to cover the annual hire.

The dates for 2018 are as follows:

January 30 May 22 September 25

February 27 June 26 October 23

March 27 July 24 November 27

April 24 August no meeting December no meeting

The “homework” for discussion at the January meeting is “How to you feel about Autumn?”. An extra short piece is to complete “The canal is ………….”. Also in January please bring a picture or photo of something which means something to you along with its explanation.

Finally, please join us for a Christmas Coffee at Costa in Hucknall from 12.30 pm on Tuesday, 5th December.

For further information please contact Sandra Green (tel. 0115 8408132 or email Sandra on the form below.

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Creative Writing and Chocolate!

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. Our October meeting saw us discussing our homework which was “Chocolate” and which included pieces on the history of chocolate, memories of chocolate rationing, amongst other aspects of Chocolate. Of course we had to have chocolate biscuits with our tea!

The next meeting will be on November 28th when our homework given is a sentence and we were asked to say what happened next. We don’t meet in December but we are socialising at Costa on Tuesday, 5th December from 12.30 onwards so please join us for a Christmas coffee.

You may have read the articles on Creative Writing in the National U3A publication recently; everyone has the ability to write something of interest so we would love to welcome more members to our group: please get in touch for more information; Sandra Green on the form below or tel. 0115 8408132.

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Creative Writing and Chocolate!

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. Our September meeting saw us discussing our homework which was “Seashells”. It was surprising how many different interpretations of the title we had come up with. We also did a short piece on our interpretation of the subject of a photo given to us by Janet, our Co-ordinator.

The next meeting will be on October 24th when our homework will be “Chocolate“ – I am sure we can all find something interesting to say about that subject!

You may have read the articles on Creative Writing in the National U3A publication recently; everyone has the ability to write something of interest so we would love to welcome more members to our group: please get in touch for more information; Sandra Green on the form below or tel. 0115 8408132.

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Creative Writing – Seashells

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. As we do not meet in August we decided to get together socially on 15th August at Bella Mia for coffee.

Our next session will be on Tuesday, 26th September and our homework for September is “Seashells”. We shall require £5 at the September meeting please for the rent for the next three months. We would love to welcome more members to our group so please get in touch for more information.

For any information about the Creative Writing Group please contact Sandra Green on the form below or tel. 0115 8408132.

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