Programme 2015

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.

15 January

WORKSHOP: 1,2,3 Persons: Write 3 short pieces all describing the same scene/event but one is in the 1st person, one the 3rd  and if you feel brave one the 2nd person. Guidance and examples will be given on the night.

19 February


CRITICS NIGHT: Critics Night!: Write a review of either a TV programme, film or book as if you were a newspaper critic.

19 March

WORKSHOP: Old Thing: An autobiography of the oldest thing in your house (real or fictional story). If you can (!) bring the object for us to see. 

16 April

A.G.M. 7.00-8.00pm

WORKSHOP: from 8.00pm - April Fool’s: Write a piece, or bring a poem, that is an April Fool’s hoax or a story about an April Fool’s hoax.

21 May

WORKSHOP: Picture This: A story inspired by pictures chosen at random on the night. 

18 June

WORKSHOP: Acts of Nature:  A description of an extreme weather event but without mentioning the key protagonist, e.g. Storm/wind; Drought/burning sun; Blizzard/snow; Flood/water...

16 July

WORKSHOP: FLASH:  Write a 100 word story (flash fiction) with titles given on the night. 

17 September

WORKSHOP: Perspectives – Write the same short tale/scene from two very different perspectives e.g. youth/experience; male/female; interest/indifference; moral/immoral...

15 October


CRITICS NIGHT: Love or not? : write a lonely hearts ad, the reply to that ad and then a dialogue of their first meeting/date. 

19 November

WORKSHOP: Whatever next!: 3 objectives but moved about at intervals and  in unknown ways and you have to include them in your story. (Julie to bring objects)

10 December

WORKSHOP: “I’m Driving Home for Christmas”: A story based on the ideas/ lyrics of Chris Rea’s famous Xmas song.

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

valuable.” - Francis Bacon