Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Life Writing: 28 April and 12 May

On Monday 28 April one of our favourite people, Andrea Samuelson, came to deliver a workshop on the skills of Life Writing. A former HWG member, Andrea now is a published author with an MA in Creative Writing. She teaches locally, and Life Writing is one of her specialities.  She made us work hard on a variety of exercises, which we appreciated, because we now have to produce a piece of our own in preparation for the next competition, and Andrea will be the judge!
On Monday 12 May we met to submit our entries for the always popular Life Writing competition. We had been asked to write 2000 words about an episode from our lives, and we took turns to read out extracts from our entries.

     It is always interesting to hear about other people's lives, and the members of the Writing Group are a diverse and varied collection of people. We were only sorry that we could not hear everybody's entry read out in full.  
     Andrea Samuelson will have a hard job to decide between the entries.