About us:

We are a small friendly group who write in all genres. We meet at Wombourne library on the first Wednesday each month at 7.15pm. First meeting is free, afterwards membership is £1 per month.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

December /Jan homework

Next meeting on 4th December is the Christmas Party. Please bring a short printed quote or piece of writing - small enough to be fixed to a Christmas bauble, a wrapped pre-loved book to exchange, a hat decorated with a literary theme, your food contribution and a Christmassy/seasonal literary contribution - this can be a piece of writing, rewritten carol, riddle, short story or poem or even a favourite piece by someone else.

The January meeting will be on Wednesday 8th January - homework is to write a short story (500-1000) words or poem or short play/scene taking a minor character from a well known book/play or TV/Film and giving them their own story with them now as a main character. Anyone who missed the workshop and who wants the handout can email Helen and she will email it out to you!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Homework for November meeting

November meeting will be the AGM, all members please try to attend for 7pm. The AGM will be followed by a workshop from author Nell Dixon on characters. In preparation for the workshop please look at a book you have enjoyed and decide who the main, secondary and minor charaters were and what role they played in the story. Bring the book and be prepared to explain your choices at the workshop meeting!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Homework for July

Write a short (500) word max play/story/poem/1st Chapter in the Spy/Thriller genre. Also, the group is asked to think of dates they would be available in September as we plan to go out for a meal together and write a restaurant review as our exercise.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Homework for June

For July's meeting - write a short story, aprox 500 words about a fictious holiday - any genre or style.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

For May

Due to the success of the critiquing work the group will meet at 7.15 in May and finish off the outstanding critiques. Homework is the song lyrics!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Strawberry Picker

Anthology opportunity. Write on one of the following topics: Animals, Strawberries, People, Irritants - either short story (500-4000 words), Flash fiction (500 words or less) or Poems (less than 50 lines)email to strawberryPicker@virginmedia.com state name and prefered contact method, title category and length of piece. Paste your entry into the body of the email - do not include attachments. Closing date 2nd June 2013 at 2.10am. Publication date is 8th December 2013. This is not a contest and there is no fee. Please ensure submissions are fully prepared for publication. Profits are for North Wales Air Ambulance and the British Humanist Assoc. Copyright retained by the contributor.

Homework for April

Homework for April and dates for your diary.

April - Pick anything from the Nawg contests list.

May Song lyrics - you can invent a tune or use a popular tune - write lyrics with a social concious or a protest. You can bring along an example of a song that inspired you.

Dates and details of theatre trips coming soon - this is so we can practice review writing.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Homework for March

Choose either open poetry - any style maximum 40 lines or Poem for Children any style or form - if you want a poem to be considered for inclusion in the Parish Magazine then you can tailor your poem towards this.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Homework for February!

Write a poem or short (500) word story on the theme St Valentine's Day Massacre.