Thank you for visiting Writers In The Peak.
We are a friendly, non-tutor-led writing group which covers all types and aspects of writing, from non-fiction, poetry and satire, to journalism, autobiographical accounts, science fiction and fantasy, in a respectful and supportive* two-hour session every week.
The group was formed in 2008, and has taken part in several local writing events and festivals. These have included ‘Poetry in the Garden’ event led by one of our members, and a Lamp-Post Literature installation, both of which formed part of the Bakewell Arts Festival 2010. We have just successfully completed the Lamp-Post Literature installation as part of the Bakewell carnival for 2011, obtaining interview piece on Radio Derby, and intend to continue the installation in future years.
As well as our meetings, we also host guest speakers on a variety of topics. Recent workshops have included presentations from Gary Carr, Colin Greenland, Wendy Holden and Tim Kellett talking about their work and methodology.
We currently meet in Bakewell at the Emerald Room in the Rutland Hotel from 7pm to 9pm every Thursday evening, current subs are £3 per person. If you’re worried about turning up out of the blue and meeting an established group (which we’ve all had to do at some point!) just drop Kath an e-mail beforehand at the address below.
For any further information contact our current secretary:
Kath Aspinall email@example.com
or Joyce firstname.lastname@example.org
* Just don’t mistake ‘supportive’ for ‘universally complimentary’: we believe in the value of constructive criticism where we think it’ll help develop writing skills!
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