Writing for Pleasure


Above photo of the group at our end of term lunch

We now have 2 groups

Writing for Pleasure 1

Group co-ordinator: Diane Drury – 07870 900 852 – dianejgdrury@gmail.com

Tutor: Barbara Russell Pitman – belston@tiscali.co.uk

We meet twice monthly on Monday mornings from 10.00am to 12.00 noon at the at Saffron Walden Football Club. At the moment we are full with a waiting list but you are welcome to join Group 2.

This group has grown not only in size but in an amazing quality of joyful and supportive performance. New members are welcomed and given individual help on how to begin to express their own thoughts and this sharing is powerful, giving meaning  to  life  through  personal  opinions  and experiences. Each one of us is different. Some have gifts of expressing in poetry, others in words, others in gifts with animals and gardening and travel and others through art and music and spirituality but all of this is enhanced with help from our tutor and supporter, Barbara Russell Pitman, who so enjoys her role that she inspires all of us to be who we are in writing for pleasure.  

Writing for Pleasure 2

Group co-ordinator: Lisa Mades – 07939 437 191 – lisa.mades@gmail.com

Our Writing for Pleasure group meets every other Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. for two hours. At the present time, we meet at the home of one of our members in Saffron Walden.

Our sessions tend to focus on creative prose writing. Lisa Mades serves as our guide and provides a different topic (e.g. character development, setting, use of descriptive language, etc.), and we undertake in-session writing tasks related to the chosen theme. In addition, we are provided with a longer “take-home” assignment which we each read out loud at the following session.

Because of our choice of venue, our group is intentionally small in size. This, however, has the added benefit of providing us with the opportunity to give pointed and meaningful feedback to each individual’s work. Our mission is to provide an ear, support, and cooperative guidance to improve our creative writing skills.

Our session is full at the present time, but if you would like to get on the waiting list, please contact Lisa Mades.