We are taking a break for summer so there are no meetings in July or August. There will have to be signifiant changes in September and we might see if we can have a physical meeting somewhere in the area. Let us know if you are interested.
You can find updates on our Facebook page as well as here. These will probably more up-to-date!
Some of our JCW members have enjoyed this event very much before. This next Saturday!
6th CHARMOUTH LITERARY FESTIVAL
A village literary festival for people who like to write
This is a free event as they would like many writers, and would be writers, to come along and be entertained, inspired and motivated.
Saturday 10th October 2015 9.30am – 5pm
St Andrews Community Hall, Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth.
David Pollard, poet, from Brighton, will be presenting his latest collection of poems based on the self portraits of artists such as Rubens.
Glenys Newt from Cambridge will be talking about writing her memoir on the empty nest syndrome brought about when her son left home.
Peter John Cooper will present his latest play, Eve of War. War seeps through generations and Nanny Cummins is at pains to keep the horror from little Arthur.
Gill Capper has been an ardent blogger and produced a book as a result, Dog A Log.
They will also have a variety of local presenters, this is always popular and gives you a chance to give voice to your writing. There is an opportunity for you to get involved throughout the day with writing as encouraged by the speakers.
http://www.charmouthlitfest.com Contact: Wendy Knee firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next meeting on Nov 7th has, as suggested homework, the challenge to begin or end a story or poem with the sentence: “Is that the time?” The interpretation is entirely up to you! Good luck!
Newcomers very welcome!
Our meeting will be, as usual, at the Charmouth Library at 2pm – 4pm.
Homework for next month suggested by Don:
The Longest Journey.
This can be either physical, figurative, fiction or real.
The homework is not obligatory but can be a helpful spur to anyone who is stuck for an idea.
Hope that doesn’t sound too formal, which we aren’t! Prose, poetry, story or non-fiction: the possibilities are endless for writers. You just have to write so that others will want to listen. If you don’t want to read your work yourself, someone else will happily do so for you.
Newcomers are very welcome. If the front door of the library is not open, please use the side door. We meet in the cafe at the back.
Use the contact form to get in touch with us if you would like more information.
We enjoy reading our work to each other and are willing to accept constructive criticism such as “I think that it could be improved if you……” NOT “That’s rubbish” or similar unkind remarks. You don’t have to read out the suggested homework but it is useful to have some ideas for those who find themselves with ‘writer’s block.
We generally are much happier than we look in this photo and a more recent one will be on the site ASAP! Not all of us are on this picture and the numbers do vary, depending on what we busy people are doing! We each pay £1.50 a time in order to cover the library cost. There is no subscription, or AGM or committee! Just turn up and join in.