Sutton Coldfield

Creative Writing

Place: United Reformed Church, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AA
Day: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Time: 10.15 am
Cost: £1

The Writing Group is for all. It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced writer or have never written before, you will be very welcome. You will be able to write at your own level in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

We work on a project, collaborative basis sometimes in small groups or individually. Short writing projects are always chosen by the group and as you can see we have a wide variety of subjects to choose from. Some may be lighthearted and we hope fun, some may be more challenging.

Projects include short stories, poetry, novel writing, film/theatre/radio scripts, journalism, monologues, poetry with music, plays with voices etc, nostalgic/autobiographical writing. We use writing exercises to 'stretch our writing muscles’ and look at the ways in which writing interacts with the reader, the ways in which meaning is created. There is a group discussion to support this side of the activity.

At each meeting we have a tea/coffee break with biscuits and cake. This is not only a time for refreshment, it also gives us a chance to get to know each other and make friends and vitally important if we are to feel comfortable sharing and discussing our writing.

What we do:

We have published two Anthologies and in 2018 we will be producing our third but the content will be based on Poetry only. This year for the first time we held a Group Poetry Competition whereby each member submitted their own poem/s. In 2017 the winning poem and writer was awarded a framed copy of their poem and a bottle of Fizz!!

A typical session will involve:

  • Presentation of a topic
  • Writing exercises (sometimes in groups)
  • Homework for discussion at the following meeting
  • Peer review and discussion of homework

......and lots, lots more interesting subjects

Programme for 2019/2020

Term One Sept/Dec 2019 : September 4th &18th : October 2nd & 16th : November 6th & 20th : December 4th & 11th (Christmas Lunch)
Term Two Jan/April 2020 : January 8th & 22nd : February 5th & 19th : March 4th & 18th : April 1st & 15th
Term Three May/July 2020 : May 6th &20th : June 3rd & 17th : July 1st & 15th

There are no meetings in August.

For full details of the meetings, please click here to download the 2019/2020 programme.

If you want to know more about our Writing Group, please send our organiser a message via the 'flying bird' icon at the top right hand side of this page (or at the foot of the page if viewing on a mobile device), or contact Sue Lippitt on her mobile: 07930 943283. Or better still, come along to a session and see whether its for you!!!

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