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Writing for Pleasure

Meeting Details

Meeting Day1st Thursday
Time1.30 - 3.30
LocationMembers Homes
Co-ordinator(s)George Watson & Ann Quintilla

What we do

This group of amateur writers meets on the first Thursday of every month in a member’s home.  The work produced ranges from short stories to poetry, plays, blank verse, et al covering a wide variety of subjects. Recently we welcomed two new members to our motley crew.

We aim to encourage those who enjoy writing to pursue their creativity and share it in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere. Meetings are completely informal. There are no lessons, no set exercises and rarely a set theme or subject. Everyone is free to write whatever they want to write in whatever style or format they choose.

If you would like to join us, or find out more about ‘Writing for Pleasure’, please contact either George or Ann.

Please note that George Watson does not have email but can be contacted by telephone.


May 2019

George Watson, the co-ordinator, has not been at all well in recent months having been admitted to hospital on two occasions and is now recovering at home. As a result, the last two meetings have been in a different location. We all miss George's erudite writing, comments and wry sense of humour and hope he will soon be feeling much better and back into our writing fray. He is planning on having a book of his poetry published. Watch this space!

All the members of this group enjoy sharing each other’s offerings which are extremely varied. In fact we have often said that even if the author’s name isn't stated we can determine who has written a piece as our writing styles are so distinctive. One of our group has been sharing his experiences of working on a farm in the early 1950s. This is so interesting and a piece of social history worthy of publication. Another has transported us to the Far East.

As space is limited in members’ homes we cannot accept any new members at present but if you are interested in joining us please email Ann. We have a waiting list.

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