Dunmow

Creative Writing

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Group Leader: Carolyn Bryant

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The monthly meetings are mainly held on the third Thursday of the month between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm in the Private Dining Room at the Angel & Harp Public House, Church End, Dunmow.

Dates have been agreed for: -

  • 20th June 2019
  • 18th July 2019 - Writing Outing
  • 15th August 2019
  • 19th September 2019
  • 17th October 2019
  • 21st November 2019
  • 12th December 2019 - Celebratory Lunch

2019

The Creative Writing Group began the year with an extended meeting on 17th January, Our meeting began at 12 noon when we warmly welcomed a new member and celebrated three years of Creative Writing. As some members have resigned due to changing circumstances we now have space to encourage would be writers to join us.

Following our group review, members shared their writing on the topic of "For Starters". Five of us read out our writing on "For Starters" and, as always, it was interesting that we'd all approached the topic very differently: -

One member wrote a thrilling and scary story.
Another wrote a philosophical piece about a Curious Look at Beginnings.
A third shared a deeply meaningful and poignant piece of writing inspired by a song.
A children's story set in the 1950s brought refreshing nostalgia to times gone by.
Our newest member wrote an intriguing and somewhat humorous story based on one of his own experiences back in the 1960/70s.

At 2.00 pm we descended the stairs and made ourselves comfortable near a blazing log fire ready to place our orders for our celebratory meal. I, for one, enjoyed the convivial start to our group meetings for 2019.

Writing about the topic of "It All Started With A Book" for February was interesting and enjoyable: -

One member wrote a story which related to a novel she is working on. It included learning to read and write and a description of an ancient book of magic. The power of curiosity was explored and The Book of Thoth explored.

Another member wrote a charming story about a lady running a bookshop who helped others which was inspired by real books that she had enjoyed researching.

We were entertained with humorous explorations all related to "The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy".

Finally we heard about a delightful love story based on a true story.

In March, members wrote a variety of interesting stories based on the theme of "The Birthday".

A workshop was held in April for experimentation and creativity. Members brought a variety of picture postcards which were used to inspire our writing. We wrote for about 15 minutes about the picture chosen from the upturned postcards. Interestingly some members wrote stories and others wrote descriptively about what they saw.

The topic of "The Canal" in May provoked morbid writing from two members who wrote about the lead up to a suicide and a death by drowning in a lock. Other members wrote in a more light hearted way about canal life and adventures on the boats and the gentle life on a local canal including the people, landscape and tea rooms. The writing motivated some interesting discussions about canals.

We would welcome hearing from anyone interested in Creative Writing so please make contact soon. We 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 to paper or to produce a document on a computer so pease do enquire about joining us soon. The topic for June is "The Rainbow".

Happy writing.

Carolyn Bryant
Creative Writing Group Leader*

Dates for your Diary
Thu Jun 20th Angel & Harp Public House - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Thu Jul 18th Writing Outing
Thu Aug 15th 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at Angel & Harp Public House
Thu Sep 19th 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at Angel & Harp Public House
Thu Oct 17th 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at Angel & Harp Public House
Thu Nov 21st 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at Angel & Harp Public House
Thu Dec 12th Celebratory Lunch
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Bridge Canasta
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Croquet Club Cycling includes Electric Cycling
Family History Flower Arranging
French Conversation Garden
General Crafts Gentle Exercise
Golf History
History London Walk Italian Conversation
Line Dancing Luncheon Club
Mah Jong Nature Walks
Patchwork/Quilting Pergamano - parchment work
Photography Science
Scrabble Spanish Conversation
Sunday Lunch Thursday Art Group
Walking Wine Appreciation
Zumba Gold