'Wannabe writers are putting pen to paper thanks to a new novel project' Gill Pots, Oldham Chronicle, April 1st 2016.
Gush! Yes, we were in the papers, and yes I stole/borrowed their title. Tell Us Another One is happy to announce our new creative writing group in Fitton Hill, facilitated by published author Michelle Green, and a talented lady, she is that. On the first session she had the group of 11 local residents open up and share something about themselves through the visual aid of postcards; Past, present and future.
I thought long and hard (2 mins later) and this is what I drew out.
My past represented some guys in tight pants? Actually I use to love gymnastics and my claim to fame is that I was once came 5th in a big competition, Yep! not, first, second, third, fourth.. but fifth and I'm still clinging onto that glory, not much has happened since then as you can guess. My present was a slug, horrible creatures, but it's not for the slime ball its self but for the tag line 'legless', which is an oxymoron really because I'm not legless in drinking terms, I have been teetotal for three whole months - part of my fitness drive, I digress... On a serious note I also picked Nelson Mandela, he represents my interest in politics and social justice. And finally, the last card is a lady sunning her self on the beach, no surprises there, and quite a few of the group dreamt of ending their days somewhere warm by the sea. I really loved this activity and it was the great to see the group get stuck in, I can't wait for the next session.
The group are next meeting on Tuesday the 26th of April at 2 O'clock at Fitton Hill Neighbourhood Centre. Just ask for the 2'oclock group, they gather in the side meeting room.
My final words come from Michelle Green "It doesn't matter if your spelling is a bit rusty or your handwriting a little messy - These sessions are all about ideas and being creative with words. If you can speak, draw or even sing a song you can write".
Written by Danielle Porter, Tell Us Another One Project Co-orindator.