These days, you are as likely to put fingers to computer as pen to paper if you are doing creative writing. But whichever you do, it’s good to get out of your writing room from time to time. Meeting other writers is a great way to get encouragement in what can otherwise be a lonely enterprise.
In Abergavenny there is a monthly Writers Drop-In designed for just this purpose. Whatever you write, be it fiction, poems, plays, memoir or a mixture of all these, you will find a warm welcome at the Drop-In. It matters not whether you’ve been writing all your life or only started last week, everyone who comes along has a chance to read their work during the first hour of each meeting. No obligation though – you can simply listen if you prefer.
The second hour is a discussion on a writing topic set by the person chairing that particular evening.
“Why not give us a try?” says group member Cath Barton, adding, “We’d love to meet you!” Meetings are usually held from 7-9pm on the first Thursday of each month in the upstairs room at the King’s Head in Cross Street, just down from the Market Hall. You can just turn up, or contact Cath first on 01873 737671 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’ve any questions or just want to hear a friendly voice before you come along.