So many prompts, so little time

I've just finished putting together the prompts for Thursday's writing circle. As always, there's so many that I've had to leave to one side as time will be pressing us once again.

Remember, the groups is free to attend, however you are asked to make a small purchase of a beverage from the cafe before joining us.

We meet at 7pm - first write is at 7.15pm.

July's Writing Circle

Pop the date in your diaries - our next writing circle takes place at our usual meeting place: John Lewis Cafe - see events page for more details

Expressing our Voices

Thursday evening we shared the space in John Lewis cafe with a much larger group of women who were knitting. Places for women to gather with ease is, ironically, not easy to come by. Hearing the other group occasionally in the background resonated with this month's theme: Free your Voice

For several years I've been dipping in and out of researching into what happens to women's voices as they age. I've even written about it.

Then there's the other difficult we experience - not being able to truthfully express our needs. The question, "what do you want?" can actually be quite off-putting and harsh. Want is too direct, whereas need is softer, more approachable.

We explored a variety of writing prompts on somewhat tender themes at times, allowed light to be cast on areas that have perhaps been ignored or hidden for some time.

Whilst the content was kept private, the support and connection within the group ensured a sense of safety for this exploration to tak…

I've come write back - join me!

After an absence of several months, the women's writing group returns on Thursday 06 June at 7pm.

More details on the events page

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September's writing date

Our women's writing group will next meet on Sunday 30 September at 10.30am - see the Events page for more details.

Poetry Library - Southbank Centre, London

Did you know that we have an amazing poetry resource at London's Southbank Centre? The Poetry Library is a wonderful space to retreat to. Plus! They also have an e-loans service - you can borrow books / audiobooks online for up to 14 days. Check it out here: Poetry Library

A Year of Women Weaving Words

Women Weaving Words will be a year old on 12 June! There have been such lovely opportunities to meet and share with so many women this past year, across a table writing.

It's hoped you will be able to join us for our celebration write on Sunday 10 June - details can be found on the events page.

The topics that have been used as inspiration have been varied and always produce a fresh perspective when shared in a group.