Monthly support groups

 

The focus will be on providing encouragement and support to writers. These sessions are not a taught course and, whilst writing prompts may be used, there is no guarantee that this will happen. Please be advised that the sessions will not lead to the production of an anthology or any other form of publicised work as the promotion of work for a public audience will be part of our projects.

 

 

The writing support group sessions will be via Zoom. Details are as follows:

Group

When?

Cost

Memoir writing support group (These sessions are for those who are currently writing a memoir). Maximum of 2000 words to be submitted by midnight the Friday before the session. Provide context of the piece.)

Third Monday of the month, 7.30pm-9pm

29th November 2021 (instead of 22nd)

20th December 2021

17th January 2022

21st February 2022

21st March 2022

18th April 2022

16th May 2022

20th June 2022

18th July 2022

15th August 2022

19th September 2022

17th October 2022

21st November 2022

19th December 2022

 

included in £10 membership

Novel writing support group


First Friday of the month, 7pm-9pm

7th January 2022

4th February 2022

4th March 2022

1st April 2022

6th May 2022

3rd June 2022

1st July 2022

5th August 2022

2nd September 2022

7th October 2022

4th November 2022

2nd December 2022

 

included in £10 membership

Poetry/ short story writing support group

First Tuesday of the month, 2pm-4pm

2nd November 2021

7th December 2021

11th January 2022 (due to 4th being a holiday)

1st February 2022

1st March 2022

5th April 2022

3rd May 2022

7th June 2022

5th July 2022

2nd August 2022

6th September 2022

4th October 2022

1st November 2022

6th December 2022

included in £10 membership

 

These sessions will be focused and there will be a structure to the sessions.

For the writers:

u Introduce your piece to the group. Why have you written it? Is it part of a longer piece of work? From a collection of pieces? For a competition?

u Which specific aspects would you like feedback on? E.g. plot, dialogue, character traits, imagery.

 

For the listeners:

u Be constructive with your feedback.

u Start with the positives- What worked well?

u Mood- could you see, hear, feel the place?

u Content- is it interesting, exciting? How could it be made more engaging?

u What is missing? Were there parts that were not clear?

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