We like to write!
Maybe some of our efforts will get published, as has already happened with a few, but our pleasure is to write and share those writings with our friends, much as a sportsperson enjoys a round of golf or a set of tennis with no dreams of playing a Masters or the courts of Wimbledon or Roland Garros.
In a friendly, helpful environment, we meet to share and discuss our stories, anecdotes and poems. When members are challenged to write on a set topic the responses are always fascinating and surprising in their diversity.
Each week of term, members read their latest creations. Not only do we enjoy each others’ stories but, rather than that they be heard once only and then be cast to oblivion, some examples of our writings have been saved and can be found here.
Each item was chosen by its author. Now others can read them and, as everyone has a story to tell, perhaps our stories and poems will inspire others to write theirs.
Click on a year to see a great selection of our writings
Writing Related Courses
BOOK GROUP - PATRICIA CORBY
Come along and discuss your favourite books, authors you enjoy or even books and authors who underwhelm you. Members of this group should be prepared to come along to chat and share their opinions. Please bring along anything you are reading now to the first session July 26th, be it book, magazine, fiction or non-fiction and we will talk about what we are currently into.
Play Reading - Mickey Benefiel
If you have ever attended a play that you really liked, come and join in re-creating the sometimes hilarious, sometimes mysterious, but ALWAYS fascinating and fun masterpieces of the theatre. There will be plenty of parts for you to choose from. Something to suit every kind of capability.
Class limit 8.
POETRY READING - Graeme Lindridge
Read poems you like and ones you remember. Recite any verses that tickle your fancy, or maybe a song or rhyme that you’ve written.
There will also be a reading of Shakespeare’s TwelfthNight’
The Writers - Colin Pyefinch
An opportunity for those who enjoy writing (or would like to) to share their efforts in a friendly atmosphere of mutual support and encouragement.