Dunmow

Creative Writing

Group Leader - Fiona Fraser-Thomson
To make contact via Email, please click on my name. If you would like to chat, please include your phone number.

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Our monthly meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of the month 2.00-4.00pm in the upstairs dining room at the Angel & Harp in Church End, Dunmow. Sadly our monthly meetings there are on hold for the time being to comply with the COVID-19 lock-down advice. We will update this page when we are resuming normal meetings again.

"Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living."

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

2020 Meetings

Following a change of leadership at the New Year our January meeting was to present our writings on the topic 'A Flash of White'. As is our custom no further guidance on the topic was given and members read diverse offerings of individual stories and observations from life.

The topic picked for February was 'Raised Voices' and, as always, we had a great spread of interpretation: stories of characters on an outside broadcast event; a grumbling gardener; and a letter demonstrating having a voice to complain. One member wrote a funny piece about loud voices from a TV; and another, two mini-stories about singing at Midnight Mass, and about the birth of Paris of Troy.

The topic picked for March, which was our last meeting at the Angel & Harp before lock-down, was 'The Storm'.

The topic for April was advised to members by email and was 'A Walk in the Woods'.

There was no topic for May, but the topic selected for June is 'Turning a Page'.

The topic chosen to inspire our scribblings for July is 'A Journey'.

Our August topic, to keep the creative juices stirring through holiday time, is 'A Spot of Rust'.

We are aiming to meet in a socially distanced manner in an outdoor venue, weather permitting!

The results of our inspirations on topics during current restrictions when we are not meeting formally are being shared among members by email.

Although normal monthly meetings are cancelled at present due to the COVID-19 situation we always welcome hearing from anyone interested in Creative Writing so do please make contact. We have space for three more members. We normally plan a variety of Creative Writing activities and enjoy sharing our diverse ideas and creative writing as it emerges. Some members of the group are returning to writing whilst others are getting started. We have all managed to write interesting and often funny snippets based on our experiences and imaginations.

The topics chosen are wide and varied and we have such fun sharing our writing, sometimes with sadness, often with humour and always with interest and creativity. The diversity of our writing is always amazing and we don't fix rules about how to go about addressing the topics. What we do is encourage enjoyment of creative writing and we challenge ourselves to write in different ways and to support each other to experiment and develop. Our aim is to inspire creativity in either putting pen or pencil to paper or to produce a document on a computer, so please do enquire about joining us.

Fiona Fraser-Thomson
Creative Writing Group Leader

Dates for your Diary
Thu Aug 20th 14.00, venue to be confirmed. Our August writing topic is 'A Spot of Rust'.
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Cycling includes Electric Cycling Family History
Flower Arranging Friday Art Group
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