Creative Writing Group

Barbara Griffiths; 01706 876984;
Colin Sanson; 01422 845401;
2nd and 4th Thursdays, every month. 2.00 – 4.00pm, TCRC room.

Barbara Griffiths; 01706 876984; Colin Sanson; 01422 845401; 2nd and 4th Thursdays, every month. 2.00 – 4.00pm, TCRC room.

2017 was very much a good year for the Creative Writing Group as we gained some new members who not only fitted into our close knit group really well but also brought with them some new ideas and some different styles of writing. Our topics for the year have been wide and varied and, although we are usually all writing to the same topic each month, we are often offered prose, poetry, reporting, play script or monologue.

A selection of the topics covered last year included: –

Throw Out The Old/Sweet Seventeen   The Rocket Ship/Interview  Celebrations/Showers, Flowers And Fools   A Fairytale/ May Or May Not    Fear/Swinging And Sliding    Just Passing The Time Of Day/Misunderstanding  Missing/Absentmindedness     The October Revolution       The Plot/Why Didn’t I Say Something?


“On  The Spot” activities included writing poems, descriptions of characters, places or objects, writing from a story start or to a given ending and developing lateral thinking. Many of these activities caused some of us to step out of our comfort zone but we all agree, at the end of each session, that it has been both satisfying and good fun even if it has stretched us somewhat!

Barbara Griffiths (Convenor)

This is a collaborative/co-operative group, comprising people who write in poetry or prose for any reason/at any level. There are about fifteen of us, with a core of seven or eight. The first anthology has recently been published.


Topics explored so far include: The Dance, Rights, Cream, Pen, Local Current Affairs, Red Herrings, The Warmest Season, The Argos Catalogue, Christmas. More to come!

We are pleased to announce the release of our new book On TheWriteLines, which is available  from at the price of £7.99p plus post and packing.