Lichfield

Creative writing

Meetings: Normally 3rd Monday on alternate months from 10 a.m to 12 noon at group leader's home.

Group Size: 9
Objectives:

(i) Our definition of "creative writing" was agreed by the group, that we would not have hard and fast rules. Poetry could be a genre, if preferred. Factual accounts should not be ruled out, as the creativity aspect would provide an extension to the account: emotions, imagination, sensual observations. Enjoyment and pleasure is the key to what we are about!

(ii) The length of the contributions is a maximum of 3,000 words.

(iii) All contributions are distributed via email to all of the group, one week prior to the meeting and each piece discussed at the meeting.

(iv) The title for next piece of writing will be decided by the whole group.

Our group continues to produce such creative pieces and once again we have had a really enjoyable year.
Our membership has remained at nine, which is the optimum number, given the format of our meetings.
The titles that we have written about this year have been:
“Oops”, “The Story Behind a Painting”, “Revenge” and “Bodies”.

In order to have something to exhibit for the Lichfield U3A Showcase event, we challenged ourselves to write a story with a maximum of only five hundred words. Members of the group each brought a “random” item along to our meeting and were required to write a story to include as many of the items as possible. This really made us focus on condensing our writing to achieve a complete story with engaging characters and an interesting plot.
The items were: a box of dominoes, a reel of 38mm. film, a map of Spain & Portugal, a brass bell, a plastic rabbit filled with coloured sands, a flash drive, a wooden figure of a man and a candlestick ……………….. well, I did say they were random!!

For further information please contact P. Harrison by clicking onto the CONTACT link at the top of the page and leave a message.

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