One of the problems of running a writers group is trying to keep things fresh. In my experience writers like their nice comfortable ruts - we tend to write the same way. I'm a great believer in getting out of your comfort zone. The group is an all abilities welcome which can make choosing events difficult. Others are wanting to get published so its important to include things that will help, live readings, events, guest authors.
Add to the mix this heat when everyone is feeling particularly lazy, how do you inject a bit of zing? Anyway I have finally sorted out The Writers at Lovedean summer programme!
19th July is a competition day. The theme is 'The Thing in the Cellar,' entries must be read on the day - a prize for having a go.
26th July is a reading and feedback session.
2nd August Guest poet
Audi Maserati (aka Dennis Robinson) He's a genius singer/songwriter, performer and poet.
9th August The Groundling Theatre 11am until 12:30 members of the group will be reading live great for your writing CVs and photo opportunity - feel free to bring your own books to sell - kids welcome - an interesting place to look around. SO NOT IN HALL THAT WEEK.
16th August is our Write Out Day - This year it's a BBQ kids welcome - (please give me a rough idea who is coming so I know how many sausages to buy) @LaughIngAndy will be giving us more details tomorrow - I will keep everyone posted.
23rd August reading and feedback session.
30th August work week
1st September DEADLINE TO GET YOUR WORK INTO THIS YEARS ANTHOLOGY - EDITED TO YOUR BEST PEOPLE!
Guest Poet Audi Maserati