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Writers in the Peak are running a series of workshops

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Poetry Workshop

Werewolves, Brampton Bricks and Pit Ponies,

the inspirations of Chesterfield poet and Eclectic Worrier David E Siddon.

Saturday 23rd July 2015

at The Medway Centre,  Bakewell.

Please note: the character workshop on 1st June is now full


Writers in the Peak meet on Thursday at 7pm  in the Emerald Room at the Rutland Hotel, Bakewell.


Thank you for visiting our website at Writers In The Peak. We welcome new members. If you are interested in joining our group, please get in touch.

We are a small, friendly, non-tutor-led writing  group seeking to improve our writing and have a bit of fun while we are at it. Our members’ writing interests are diverse and include: non-fiction, novel writing, short stories and flash fiction as well as poetry, satire, journalistic pieces, autobiographical accounts, science fiction and fantasy and travel writing. Our two-hour weekly sessions take place in a respectful and supportive environment. We encourage each other to give constructive feedback. We are all passionate about our writing and see the sessions as a way of helping and supporting each other to improve as writers.

Current subs are £3 per person per session.  If you’re worried about turning up out of the blue and meeting an established group  just drop us an e-mail beforehand at the address below.

Writers in the Peak was formed in 2008, and since then the group has taken part in several local writing events and festivals. These have included the ‘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.

In 2013 we published our first anthology of short stories, Peak Voices. We have produced a second anthology called Peak Echoes.

As well as our meetings, we also host guest speakers on a variety of topics.  Recent workshops have included presentations from Helen Mort, Gary CarrColin Greenland, Wendy Holden and Tim Kellett talking about their work.

Our own members have also offered workshops on a variety of themes and topics, including dialogue, characterisation, punctuation, story structure, vignettes and writing for competitions.

For any further information contact:

Joyce Janes  joyce.janes.writer@gmail.com

Kath Aspinall  kath@phonecoop.coop


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