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Writing for Pleasure

Meeting Details

Meeting Day1st Thursday
Time1.30 - 3.30
Location16 Gallowbarrow, Kendal
Co-ordinator(s)George Watson

What we do

We are a small group of people who like to write, and we write anything we fancy from autobiographies, poetry, children’s stories, or purely descriptive articles to full–blown novels which may or may not be published at some stage. Our work can vary in length from a few lines to a few pages or more. We do not have a set theme.

At our fortnightly meetings we read our latest work, providing copies for other members which they take home and read again at leisure, and at our next meeting we will review what has been written and make helpful (we hope) comments on other member’s work.

We are all amateurs who just enjoy writing. If you like to write, why not join us?


May 2018

The Group has been sorry to say its ‘Goodbyes’ to Andrew and Nigel, and sincerely thanks them for their erudite and insightful contributions to our proceedings.

We have been delighted to say our ‘Helloes’ to and welcome Sue and Ken to our ranks, and we look forward to reading more of their work in due course.

As the way the group ‘works’ is not amenable to everyone, if you are thinking of joining us it is strongly advised that you attend one or two meetings before deciding whether or not you would like to join – the 20p charge for tea and biscuits will be waived on your first visit.

November 2017

Group members continue to tap away at their keyboards to produce a miscellany of pieces for presentation at our monthly meetings. If, as it is said, variety is the spice of life, then there are a number of highly spiced lives being lived in the sleepy suburbs of Kendal.

You don’t believe me? Then bring a wooden spoon with you to our next meeting, dip into the cauldron of creativity and taste and see for yourselves – you may or may not enjoy the experience, but you won’t know that until you’ve tried it.

July 2017

Thankfully, group members continue to be totally unpredictable in both the subjects they write about and the way in which they write them.

Question: ‘How do you give strong and stable leadership to enable this coalition of chaos to function successfully?’

Please bring your suggestions – preferably written on the back of a full packet of fags – to one of our scheduled meetings and we can discuss them over an abundance of tea and biscuits. Thank you.

March 2017

Young folks, old folks, everybody come,

Join our little writing group and make yourselves at home,

Bring your prose and poetry and sit upon the floor

And hear creative writing you have never heard before.

We’ll make some comments on your work in a kindly sort of way –

We’re very good at acting if you choose to write a play.

We also have some chit-chat, share tea and bix together,

So please do come and join us if you like to WRITE FOR PLEASURE.

(Co-ordinator’s note: You don’t have to sit on the floor as chairs are provided.)

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