Programme 2014

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.

16 January

WORKSHOP: Sense and Sensibility: Write 5 very short pieces all describing the same scene/event but each one uses a different sense to describe it:- Taste, Smell, Touch, Visual, Auditory

20 February


CRITICS NIGHT: An historical tale: e.g. a story set in Royston at the height of the Priory, or a life in service at Wimpole, or King James visits town...

20 March

WORKSHOP: Lucky Dip: Choose a character, place and object on the night

17 April

A.G.M. 7.00-8.00pm

WORKSHOP: from 8.00pm - A Poem Template Describing an Emotion

15 May


CRITICS NIGHT: Critics Night: A story with one of the following titles: "Pills, pastes and potions", "Mist, murk and Monday morning", "Whistle while you work"

19 June

WORKSHOP: Last Lines/first lines: You will be given the first or last lines of a story you have to complete

17 July


18 September

WORKSHOP: A Self Portrait in Metaphors

16 October


CRITICS NIGHT: Myth Night: Select an ancient or historical fable. Update this fable for a contemporary audience.

20 November

WORKSHOP: Dear ???: Write a letter (or couple of short letters) that might have changed the course of history had it been sent.

11 December

WORKSHOP: Creative Writing: You are a local news reporter. Your boss tells you to ramp up the news by getting “creative” and constructing your own stories. What’s the first fake (Xmas?) news story you create and broadcast on air? (500 words or fewer)

Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most

valuable.” - Francis Bacon