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Monday, January 10, 2011

Welcome to writebulb!

Welcome to writebulb! We are an adult writing group based at Chelmsford Central Library. The group was founded by its four coordinating members, Stuart, Kate, Jane and Brigid, who met during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November 2010. So enthralled were we by the NaNoWriMo event that we saw a need to continue meeting to nurture our writing post NaNoWriMo.
Writing can be a lonely experience. Our intention is therefore to create an environment where each individual finds support and encouragement to achieve their stated writing goals, as well as provide a platform for participating in the wider writing world, by providing information about events and opportunities that members can take advantage of.  It is also our intention to have published writers come and give talks to the group. So far we have an interesting line-up of writers, the details of which will follow as they become available. Watch this space!
In summary our aims are:
-To create an open, supportive community of writers dedicated to developing their writing skills
- To create a nurturing environment to help each member reach their goals
- To give members a place where they feel that they have a voice
-To identify opportunities for learning
- To have plenty of fun along the way!
As I write this post, we have already had our maiden meeting at the library which was attended by a motley crew of 14 between the ages of 14 and 65, all interested in different writing genres. These genres ranged from creative writing, poetry, biography writing, journalism, and blogging.
Our meetings, conducted within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, will have a varying agenda from meeting to meeting. However, you can be sure there will be plenty of writing exercises to get the creative stream flowing.
Interested?
We meet at the seminar room in the Chelmsford Central Library on the first floor, every second Saturday of the month from 14:00 till 16:00. Our next meeting will be held on 12th February 2011.
Everyone is welcome.
You can also contact us via our facebook group ‘writebulb’
Or email us, our address is writebulb(at)hotmail.com  (Please replace the (at) with the @ symbol )
Light on, write on ;)


Photograph provided by Markus Rödder under the attribution license

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