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Until it is considered safe to meet for real once again our monthly meetings will continue online, via zoom.

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Thursday 11 March 2021 at 7:30pm - via Zoom

The Poetry Of Place/s - Workshop Led By Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith 

Poets, and other writers, have always evoked places - real, imagined, earthly, extraordinary....and there's a rich imaginative seam to be tapped in our own memories of places, and in places we have never been, but can imagine. Places aren't just a setting or a backdrop 'where action happens' - they can be imagined as 'characters' in their own right, with their own agendas; as Julie Burchill once said, 'Brighton is a place constantly in the process of helping the police with its enquiries.'

In this workshop, we'll look at some examples of poems evoking places and spaces (exterior and interior) and, through free-writing and other writing games/techniques, we'll generate drafts of our own poems. Bring an open mind - no actual travel documents/passport needed. 



Stay safe and keep writing.


Members' Competitions


Travel Writing Competition

This competition is now closed

The results will be announced in March



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 Coast Lines Anthology

Celebrating 80 years of West Sussex Writers, this anthology features short stories and poems from 35 members, spanning many styles and genres. Coast Lines is available in paperback This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or on Kindle via Amazon.

Includes work from the following writers - Sue Ajax-Lewis, Alison Batcock, Terence Brand, Rose Bray, Ian C. Black, Caroline Collingridge, Suzanne Conboy-Hill, Richard Buxton, Paul Doran, Derek Eastwood, Liz Eastwood, John Falconer, Patricia Feinberg Stoner, Rhona Gorringe, Patricia Graham, Wendy Greene, Pat Hopper, Jackie Harvey, Alison Hawes, Lyn C. Jennings, Audrey Lee, Alexander Medwell, Laurie Morris, Christine Mustchin, Janet Rogers, Kathy Schilbach, Dave Simpson, Cherrie Taylor, Lela Tredwell, Nina Tucknott, Andrew Westgate, Terry Westwood, Phil Williams and Sandra Wood-Jones.

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