At evening sessions we work on a topic - each member writing a piece. Members read out their work (if they wish) and then we discuss each other's contributions in a positive manner. Occasionally we have evenings where material is prepared in advance, allowing us to share longer pieces.
WORKSHOP: Walk the Walk: Describe a walk you know well (walk to work/shop/in the park/pub etc.) from the point of view of…..? You will find out on the night!
CRITICS NIGHT: Dream, Dream, Dream: Your starter for a piece - you wake up from a very vivid dream and realise that something is different
WORKSHOP: The First Cut is the Hardest: Bring a story you have written and on the night be prepared to do some editing!
WORKSHOP: from 8.00pm. Words: You will be supplied with some obscure words and try to write some new definitions for them. (Julie to bring words)
WORKSHOP: Wisdom: Imagine or recall one thing a grandparent taught you how to do and write a letter to your grandchild (great niece or nephew) passing on that skill.
WORKSHOP: Voyages of Discovery: Exploring the theme of this year's Royston Arts Festival.
WORKSHOP: Horrid Histories: You find a diary of an historical figure and you discover that the history books have it all wrong! Write down what you found and how it differs from the accepted history
WORKSHOP: Murder Most Foul: Describing the same murder scene from several different viewpoints. (supplied on the night)
CRITICS NIGHT: Story time: Write a piece based on one of the following ideas:
A woman walks into the ocean in a red ball gown
Locked in your favourite department store
A chance encounter in a cemetery
Open the box they cried
How could we get rid of…?
WORKSHOP: Body Parts: You will choose from a selection of magazine pictures of body parts and then describe them, afterwards reveal picture and find out if it is what we all imagined. ( Julie to bring pictures)
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL EVENING
WORKSHOP: Bookworm’s First Lines: Bring a random book from home (any type of book). You will be using a line from a page (given on the night) in that book as the start of a new story, extra points for one with a seasonal flavour!
“Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most
valuable.” - Francis Bacon