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Creative Writing Group

We meet from 1-3.00 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Our venue is the Liberal Club on West Street. Members are given 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 or something similar.

Our “homework” which we discussed at the October meeting was “pick a proverb of your own choice and write about it”. We also had a brief attempt at “Found Poetry” Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources such as information leaflets, newspapers, magazines, books etc and reframing them as poetry (a literary equivalent of a collage by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning).

New members are very welcome to join us on Group sessions, just bring pen and paper! The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 27th November.

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Creative Writing Group

We meet from 1-3 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Our venue is the Liberal Club on West Street. Unfortunately our Co-ordinator, Janet Gibson, wishes to take a well-earned break and we take the opportunity to thank her for all her patience with us and for opening up new ideas on Creative Writing.

We hope to continue with a programme she has suggested for us for the foreseeable future. Members are given 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 or something similar.

Our “homework” which we discussed at the September meeting was related to one of the following subjects: “All that glisters is not gold”, “Youth is wasted on the young” or “The customer is always right”. Our “homework” for discussion in October is “pick a proverb of your own choice and write about it”.

New members are very welcome to join us on Group sessions, just bring pen and paper!

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Creative Writing Group

We meet from 1-3 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Our venue from September will be the Liberal Club on West Street. 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 or something similar.

Our “homework” for August was related to one of the following subjects: “All that glisters is not gold”, “Youth is wasted on the young” or “The customer is always right”.

Unfortunately our Social Get Together for coffee on the 28th August at the Horse & Groom in Linby was a non-starter due to the road into Linby in both directions being closed to traffic for roadworks. Somehow three members managed to get to the venue before the road was closed off but the rest of us didn’t! So we had to go to the nearest place for coffee (Tee House, Wigwam Lane) instead. Very many apologies to everyone and hopefully our Christmas social get together will be more successful!

New members are very welcome to join us on Group sessions, just bring pen and paper!

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Creative Writing update

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 or something similar.

Our 24th July we read out our “homework” which was related to one of the two following subjects: “A poker play”.

There is no meeting in August but instead we are having a Social Get Together on the 28th at 11 am at the Horse & Groom in Linby, to which all old and new members are welcome to join us.

Please note that as from September we shall be meeting at the same time (1 pm) but different venue – the Liberal Club on West Street.

New members are very welcome to join us, just bring pen and paper!

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Creative Writing invitation


The U3A Creative Writing Group invite
old and new members to join them for a
Social get-together for coffee at The
Horse & Groom, Linby, on Tuesday, 28th
August at 11.00 am.

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