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Write On! Writing Groups.
These creative writing groups are run and supported by Writing West
Midlands who currently oversee up to twenty writing squads across
the West Midlands area. Groups are either aimed at 8-12 or 12-16 age
The Worcester group started in January 2013 and is for young writers
aged 8-12 and is led by myself with Ruth Stacey as assistant writer.
We meet once a month, over ten months of each academic year. We
cover a wide range of topics and writing styles with exercises and
collaborative projects. We only focus on the creative side of
writing, not on spelling and grammar. We also make sure there is
personal writing time at each session. Each session costs £5.
We were fully booked for all the sessions and enjoyed a visit to the
Infirmary Museum in Worcester for the June session. We were given a
tour of the museum by curator Carol Bowsher, Carol also brought up
the handling collection for us to examine.
The Squad wrote a wide range of pieces in response to our visit,
nine pieces in total. These were put on display until 30th July.
(photos by Carol Bowsher)
We start the next sessions in September 2013. For more information
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