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South Taranaki Star - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - MAUREEM ARM­STRONG

Our meet­ing this month be­gan with a 10-minute ex­er­cise – write some­thing that be­gins with ‘He smiled as he closed the gate.’

Well, as al­ways, when chal­lenged the cre­ative juices flow. We had some in­ge­nious themes to this head­ing.

The read­ing of the monthly project fol­lowed. The sub­ject was Free­dom, and again there were some in­ter­est­ing sto­ries about free­dom. Of course free­dom means dif­fer­ent things to dif­fer­ent peo­ple, so this, too, was a var­ied se­lec­tion, with one mem­ber some­how man­ag­ing to in­clude the word in the fi­nal chap­ter of the novel she has been writ­ing for the last two years.

The next meet­ing will be on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 19 at noon. Bring your lunch and we will share a chat as we eat. As usual, this will be at the Strat­ford Com­mu­nity House, 52 Juliet Street, Strat­ford. The sub­ject for Oc­to­ber is a story or poem about neigh­bour­hood sup­port. It can be fact or fic­tion.

If you like writ­ing of any kind do come along and try us out. Bring some­thing you have writ­ten if you would like to. We are a fun-lov­ing group who write be­cause we en­joy it. Every­one is wel­come.

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