A well deserved meet up!The Tell Us Another One project facilitates several writing groups in Rochdale, Darnhill, Middleton and Oldham, look us up! ( or just click here) We try and organise an annual catch up with representatives from each group, and this time round was no different. Deep discussions were had about the future of the groups and their sustainability after 2017. Valid concerns were raised about registering the groups, 'To be or not to be (constituted), that is the question' - Sorry couldn't help it, Happy Birthday! William Shakespeare. Back to script... Great ideas were shared, like producing writing materials they could all use, and dovetailing other groups to promote fresh and creative concepts. All in all it was a great visit, they are an inspiring bunch of people who just love writing.
Here's what they had to say about their different groups:
Whilst talking about their workshop writer..
"He works us hard, we get home work! We hate him" Said in jest, giggling. Shortly followed by "He's encouraging and inspirational"
"Share your heart and soul" "Gives you confidence"
"It's great socialising with people"
Discussing the Middleton group..
'It's not political but they need somewhere where they feel safe and come together and maybe share difficult and different stories.'
After a well earned lunch and caffeine fix, the group did an impromptu, round robin, presentation of their work. You can listen in to stories and poems of love, celebration, relationships and a lapse in concentration, intrigued? Well, tune in here.