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Date registered: February 12, 2013

Latest posts

  1. Poem: Falling Leaves — August 16, 2017
  2. Photographs as a starting point for a story — August 8, 2017
  3. Fred and Felicity Cockroach — July 23, 2017
  4. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks — July 16, 2017
  5. The Common Man — June 30, 2017

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Aug 16

Poem: Falling Leaves

Poem: Falling Leaves     This poem, Falling Leaves, was inspired by hearing the news that yet another of my friends had died. I feel as though the last few years have been marked by the deaths of friends and relatives. Not only that but also many of my youthful icons, such as David Bowie …

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Aug 08

Photographs as a starting point for a story

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.’ Photographs as a starting point for a story ‘A picture is worth a thousand words?’   Look at a selection of photographs belonging to members. Ask each member to start with two that are not their own and jot down what they can tell, from the photograph: when, where who what why…? Discuss the …

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Jul 23

Fred and Felicity Cockroach

Fred and Felicity Cockroach    A fun poem from one of our members:    Fred and Felicity Cockroach Were working the late shift one night; Fliss was degreasing the floor tiles, Freddie was dusting the light, When two great big, wobbly, pink monsters Came shrieking and running around, Filling the air with their voices; Vibrating …

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Jul 16

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks is a superbly written story that begins in France  before the start of The First World war and takes the main character through to 1918. Twenty-year old Stephen Wrayford  was sent to Amiens in 1910 to learn more about the textile industry, and lodged at the home …

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Jun 30

The Common Man

The Common Man.   The long darkness dull and dreary My life song worn and weary Can no one hear me Can no one hear me A lifetime spent giving not receiving A lifetime spent n’er deceiving Holding fast to that holy grail Of love and truth that will not fail To give and not …

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Jun 25

The Little Red Chairs

The Little Red Chairs By Edna O’Brien A stranger arrives in a village in Ireland. Charismatic and exotic, he sets himself up as a ‘healer’ and soon ingratiates himself with the villagers. One woman in particular, Fidelma, falls under his charm and her infatuation has devastating consequences. Her anguish and personal humiliation are made many …

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Jun 20

Six characters in search of a story

Six characters in search of a story (With apologies to Luigi Pirandello) Give the members a list of six characters briefly described. They must use ‘Character Questionnaires’ to add at least 6 -10 characteristics to the profiles each character (no more than 15-20 minutes). As they build up their knowledge of the characters hopefully a …

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Jun 17

Characters in search of a story

Characters in search of a story Some writers begin with a plot that they outline and then fill out with characters and details. Some claim that they ‘just start writing’ with no idea where it is going to go. Others start with a character, or a setting, or a concept or issue that they want …

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Jun 16

Poetry from our Members

Poetry from our Members Lanzarote Creative Writing Group A poem written specially for one of our monthly Poetry Evenings where we present prose, song and poetry from our members You are gift from the universe So diverse, at times supportive, reassuring a conduit for love In our grief, laying on a casket of a loved …

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Jun 11

The Girl Before

The Girl Before By JP Delaney Then: Emma and Simon are desperate for a home they can afford but after a burglary and assault on Emma they want to live in a nicer area and need security. The quest to find what they want is doomed to fail it seems, until they pass the rigorous …

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