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Writing Group

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4.6 out of 5 From 72 reviews

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.6 out of 5 From 72 reviews

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

Come and join this newly formed, informal group of budding writers to share and discuss creative writing. There is no specific theme to give you the flexibility to bring along anything you're currently working on. This could be poetry, prose, or drama.

The only rule is that what you're sharing should be no longer than 1,000 words.

Any questions, please email [email protected]

To submit a piece of writing for discussion in June, please email Mahalia ([email protected]) by 9am on Monday 29th July.

Please click here to familiarise yourself with our Community Guidelines before joining community events.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Gillian

Gillian took early retirement from a team leader role in a busy call centre to concentrate on writing and self-publishing a family memoir. To help with this task she enrolled onto an on-line nationwide writing course for which she achieved runner-up student of the year. Her book has won praise from the Alzheimer’s Society and is stored in their on-line knowledge centre. She also loves to write short stories and is trying her hand at a novel. Last year, after joining the Book Club, Gillian became a founding member of Mirthy’s Ink. She loves the optimistic and positive atmosphere of the group. Away from Rest Less, she plays table tennis, badminton and line-dances. She has also performed various volunteering roles helping children and older people in her community.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

More Information

What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?

Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.

How do I watch the live event?

Rest Less events are hosted on Zoom, a computer application that allows you to attend online events just by clicking a link. For detailed instructions, please go to our "FAQ" page, which you can find a link to in the nav bar at the top of the page.

How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)

Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.

Reviews

4.6 out of 5 From 72 reviews