Sunday, 27 March 2011
Anne Flynn took the Chair as Ian was away.
Leftovers from last week took the floor first.
Lisa, read a story for 3 - 6 year olds. It is her fourth re-write and the powers-that-be had said it needed to be less middle class and 1000 words. At the moment she´s at 1200 words and needed some input to satisfy these PTB. Suggestions were made by the goup.
Jane read out a previously heard Gascony tale which she is polishing prior to publication(?).
Brenda´s Belle was violently raped in the exerpt read out. Very strong piece, well-handled, it was felt.
Graham read out a piece called "Sweethearts", which I think was very clever but since it was based around cricket, it all went over my head.
We then proceeded with the members who´d written for the day.
Maureen wrote a very funny piece on finding love at 60+. Cries of what used to be sexual ecstasy now indicate cramp, the gazing into each others´eyes is most likely to check that your partner isn´t asleep... Thought to be a good piece for "The Oldie".
Pamela read out more of her account of her life.
Newbie Gerry, had written a piece called "Winter´s Journey" describing a walk. It was intended to help him get over his hatred of the season.
Avril had a poem called "Rainbow Colours".
Chris read 2 poems - "The Waiting Game" and "Hobby".
John McGregor wrote something beginning " Geoffrey said, I think I´ll sleep without my pyjama bottoms"
Heather read a lovely poem written when her daughter´s baby was born.
Douglas ended the session with something called " The Assassins" about reporters.
As with last week, there were leftovers: Nan, Stan, Gerry, and Sara.
Next week is a HOT PEN !!!!!