25 - email - Creative Writing Janet Allen - 8 fortnightly sessions from 10.00 to 11.30 on Friday mornings starting 31 July, class limit 20
The writers’ group meets fortnightly to share work members have produced and comment on the effectiveness of the piece. Each member writes on a theme of personal choice or topic or technique set for that meeting. Everyone has the opportunity to present their work regularly. Communication is by email with plans for occasional Zoom sessions.
28 - Zoom - Poetry Pilgrims: poetry appreciation Anne McQueen-Thomson - 9 fortnightly sessions from 12.30 to 1.45 on Wednesdays 5 August to 25 November
Anne will lead this poetry discussion group by video conferencing (Zoom). (It is NOT creative writing). We read and discuss a variety of poems from a variety of authors and from different eras. Our explorations include the context of each poem, something of the author’s background and the strengths and weaknesses and style of each poem. We will advise in advance the poems for each session. Our hope is to learn something of the world of poetry, to become more open to taking pleasure in different kinds of poems and more articulate in discussing our reactions, all in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere.