Leek

Creative Writing

Leader: Alan Davies (07882 038546)
Venue: Norton House, downstairs
Time: Wednesdays, 9:15–11:15

The Creative Writing Group has been delighted to be invited to participate in the Leek Writer’s Day on 19th March at the Foxlowe. All the pieces created for this event can be found in the Leek Writer’s Day brochure and Timetable

Please contact the leader to check for current availability.

This group is for anyone who enjoys writing prose, poetry or both! The emphasis is very much on enjoyment; both the act of writing itself and listening to the creations of others. Members' writing can be for any purpose: for friends and family, even with a view to publication - but mainly just for personal satisfaction.

The aim is to provide mutual support and encouragement, without negative criticism. We recognise that it can be intimidating to read something you have written out to an audience of other writers, so we try to avoid any sense that there are any ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ ways to write a piece of work. One of the few ‘rules’ is that feedback should always be constructive and friendly - and it doesn’t matter if spelling or grammar isn’t perfect, or infinitives are split; the creativity is the important thing!

At the end of each meeting, we have an assignment to complete within the coming week which ideally will be no more than 500 words or a side of A4 in length. A subject is chosen and agreed by the group; but members are free to write about something else if they wish - or even just submit a favourite piece by someone else that they think the group will enjoy. Both fictional or non-fictional subjects are welcome, in any genre that members choose, from the comic, to the dark and mysterious! It is always fascinating to hear the range of different interpretations of each subject that result when members read their work out at the following week’s meeting.

We have a wide range of age and background experiences in the group, which often result in unexpected, interesting and quite often hilarious pieces of local or family history.

After many months of meeting online due to Covid restrictions, the group is now once again holding face-to-face meetings in Norton House each Wednesday morning.

Some examples of our writing:

More Group Pages
African Drumming Art Appreciation Badminton 2 Badminton 3
Badminton 4 Beadwork Bowls 1 Bowls 2
Bowls 3 Bowls 4 Bridge 1 Bridge 2
Card Making Chance to Dance Chess Creative Writing
Crib Crochet and Knitting Cross Stitch Plus Digital Photography
Embroidery Everyday Philosophy Family History 1 Family History 2
Flower Arranging Folk Dancing Folk Ensemble French Circle
Gardening German Guitar Handicrafts
Italian Latin 1 and Classical Greek Latin 2 Line Dancing 2 (Improvers)
Line Dancing 3 (Beginners) Line Dancing 4 Mah Jong 1 Mah Jong 2
Mixed Crafts Modern History Needlecraft Painting All Media
Painting Watercolours Patchwork and Quilting 1 Patchwork and Quilting 2 Petanque
Railway Modelling Enthusiasts Reading Scrabble Singing For Fun
Singing for Fun 2 Singing For Pleasure Spanish 1 Spanish 2
Spanish Beginners 1 Swimming Table Tennis Tai Chi 1
Tai Chi 2 Tai Chi 3 Tai Chi 5 Tai Chi 6
Tennis Theatre Group Ukulele/Banjo 1 Ukulele/Banjo 2
Walking (All Groups) Walking Netball Whittling and Wood Carving
More Group Pages
African Drumming Art Appreciation
Badminton 2 Badminton 3
Badminton 4 Beadwork
Bowls 1 Bowls 2
Bowls 3 Bowls 4
Bridge 1 Bridge 2
Card Making Chance to Dance
Chess Creative Writing
Crib Crochet and Knitting
Cross Stitch Plus Digital Photography
Embroidery Everyday Philosophy
Family History 1 Family History 2
Flower Arranging Folk Dancing
Folk Ensemble French Circle
Gardening German
Guitar Handicrafts
Italian Latin 1 and Classical Greek
Latin 2 Line Dancing 2 (Improvers)
Line Dancing 3 (Beginners) Line Dancing 4
Mah Jong 1 Mah Jong 2
Mixed Crafts Modern History
Needlecraft Painting All Media
Painting Watercolours Patchwork and Quilting 1
Patchwork and Quilting 2 Petanque
Railway Modelling Enthusiasts Reading
Scrabble Singing For Fun
Singing for Fun 2 Singing For Pleasure
Spanish 1 Spanish 2
Spanish Beginners 1 Swimming
Table Tennis Tai Chi 1
Tai Chi 2 Tai Chi 3
Tai Chi 5 Tai Chi 6
Tennis Theatre Group
Ukulele/Banjo 1 Ukulele/Banjo 2
Walking (All Groups) Walking Netball
Whittling and Wood Carving