At BRMC - Meeting Room, WR2 5DL on Friday at 1400hr
Leader and Contact: Polly Stretton
The Creative Writing Group is a relaxed and friendly group, a mix of new and experienced writers, some with published work, some still aiming for publication, who are keen to help and be helped by others interested in writing.
This is not a 'teaching' group, although we do have workshops on specific writing-related topics. New and established writers benefit from constructive feedback and friendly advice from the group.
Twice a year, we have a talk or presentation by a recognised local writer, for which there will be a small additional cost dependent on our membership numbers.
A typical meeting starts with a half hour session on a writerley topic, for example: plot; characterisation; form in poetry; setting; developing ideas; often selected by the group. There follows a discussion on matters arising. We break for tea and a fifteen-minute chat, then 'homework' is read out, usually around 750—1000 words, on a subject (prompt) set at the previous meeting. Time allowing, group members might offer a friendly critique of the work.
We offer flexibility with the homework to cater for those who have ongoing projects and would like feedback on specific work, if this is the case, the feedback is on the work presented. The meeting ends with a writing exercise, set on the day.
At time of writing, we are planning a writing competition for all Worcester U3A members, the theme will be 'Voices' and there will be a prize for the winning entry. Inspired to give it a go? Prose writers and poets all welcome. Best selling author, Jodi Picoult, remarks "Everyone has a book inside them—but it doesn't do any good until you pry it out." Let's work together to show that story to the world, you'll enjoy the process and others will enjoy the read!