Writ­ers wel­come to join new group

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WRIT­ERS, be they hop­ing for the suc­cess of JK Rowl­ing her­self or happy to scrib­ble down a few lines once in a while, are wel­come to come along to a writer’s group at Grey­stones li­brary ev­ery sec­ond Thurs­day, with the next one on Novem­ber 30 at 7 p.m.

A small group of lo­cal peo­ple, in­clud­ing Sally Koorn­neef, got talk­ing about how much they would like to start up a writer’s group and did so a year ago.

They re­cently de­cided to re­cruit more mem­bers, and af­ter putting no­tices in the pa­per and on no­tice­boards they were con­tacted by an­other group that had been op­er­at­ing in mem­bers’ homes around the town for sev­eral years. The two groups have now joined forces.

The li­brary is a very fit­ting lo­ca­tion for the task, they feel, and the mem­bers range from pub­lished, ex­pe­ri­enced writ­ers to com­plete be­gin­ners.

Af­ter meet­ing at 7, they start with an ex­er­cise. Some­one will call out a line, like ‘I hear glass break­ing,’ and every­one writes for ten min­utes in whichever medium they choose. Some mem­bers stick to tra­di­tional pen and pa­per, while oth­ers bring along their lap­tops, pre­fer­ring to type. Those who wish to read their work then do so.

‘We are fo­cused but very friendly and every­one is wel­come to come along,’ said Sally.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Sally on (087) 9971018 or koorn­neef@eir­com.net

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