Welcome to our website.
Happily, we are able to say that meetings will resume at Charmouth library at the usual time from September 2nd. 2pm – 4pm. Then at the same time on the first Saturday of the month unless otherwise stated on the Late Updates page.
Suggested theme for story or poem for Sept: ‘Oh, What a Holiday!’
New members are very welcome. We occasionally have to change the time or venue which you can check on this website on the Late Notices page for late changes.
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or post a comment here.
N. B. Our website manager apologises for the incorrect formatting of the work on here but she needs to learn HTML in order to get it right! It is automatically formatted by the site at the moment.
Our meetings take place in the library cafe, ‘The Servery’, which we have to ourselves, as the library is closed on Saturday afternoons. This enables us to have a refreshment break. We take it in turns to read our work, making a few constructive comments of compliment or helpful suggestions. This is writing mostly for fun and we try not to be too serious about it, yet encourage each other to improve. A few of us have published work or are hoping to and some have won competitions but these meetings are for pleasure and encouragement, not serious critical reviewing. Member, Don made us the Triceratops Trophy, which is awarded by our founder, Sallyann Sheridan to a piece of writing that was written for presentation at the meeting by one of the members. Even if a member is unable to attend the meeting, they can have their work sent to Sallyann for assessment. This is an extra incentive for us all to try a little harder and is part of the fun. It is passed to the winner at the next meeting and can sit proudly on a different mantlepiece each month.
In the mind, as in the body, there is the necessity of getting rid of waste, and a man of literary habits writes for the fire as well as for the press.
Jerome Cardan 1501-76
From an epigraph by William Osler 1904