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Reading & Writing

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Autobiography

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With the subject as “Autobiography”

What we do:

Our members are interested in, or have already begun their autobiographies or memoirs. The group is open to people of all levels of ability and education. Of necessity we must limit the group size to about twelve.

Have you ever been fascinated by a biography?

Have you ever considered that your own story may every bit as fascinating?

Everyone has a story to tell. Leave an historical document of your life and times.


We are all unique. Every one of us has a unique story whether we choose to share it or not.  Your autobiography or memoir could be a written record of your life and times, and a legacy for your family? Or, perhaps you may wish to work out issues that have long troubled you.  Writing can be very a very therapeutic and exciting exercise.

For the the 2018/2019 year our group can accept three new members. To register your interest or seek further information please contact via the blue Email link above.

We meet at : Sketty Park                   We meet on : 1st Monday of  month  9-30 am until 12-00

Book Choices

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With the subject as “Book Choices”

What we do:

Share your favourite books with others.  Bring along a book you have enjoyed or your latest read and talk about it with other keen readers.  A chance to learn about authors new to you and to share and talk about a wide selection of books.  Each month we also choose a book from a particular genre to discuss. This can be anything from poetry to sci fi. It is members' choice.

I have received a request to join the group but I am afraid we are full at present and have a waiting list.

Meeting Area: Uplands   Meeting Day: Wednesday AM.

Book Group 1

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With the subject as “Book Group 1”

What we do:

The Group continues to meet on the second Thursday of the month in St Paul's Parish Centre in Sketty at 2:30.

Meeting Area: Sketty          Meeting Day: Thursday PM.

Book Group 2

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With the subject as “Book Group 2”

What we do:

 We read and discuss one book each month.

Meeting Area: Home Based  Meeting Day: Monday AM.

Book Group 3

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With the subject as “Book Group 3”

What we do:

Now in our fifth year, the Group meets on the last Thursday of the month at 10.30 a.m. in my house (Mumbles).

There are fifteen members and we have a coffee morning plus discussion.

After experimenting with various ways of organisation, presently we take a vote on two books per month to appeal to a wide range of interests.  Members read one, or both, or just enjoy the discussion.  Choices tend to focus on recently released titles exploring a variety of authors and topics.

Meeting Area: Home Based     Meeting Day: Thursday AM.

Book Group 4

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With the subject as “Book Group 4”

What we do:
We are a lively, friendly group. Our books are suggested by the group members and cover most genres. We gain much pleasure and knowledge from reading books we would not have necessarily have chosen for ourselves . Reading is such fun, especially when shared with friends.



Meeting Area: Sketty  Meeting Day: Monday AM.

Book Group 5

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With the subject as “Book Group 5”

What we do:

Our group is very informal.  Each month we choose one book to read, from a 'suggested books' list which members can add to at any time.  At our next meeting the book is introduced by the member who suggested it and we all then discuss it.  The books we have chosen have been very varied, for example from a classic such as Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' to a thriller such as 'Ordinary Thunderstorms' by William Boyd.  

Not only have we enjoyed some really good reads and discussions but have also enjoyed social events, including cinema visits and lunches.

Meeting Area: Blackpill. Meeting Day: Monday AM.

Book Group 6

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With the subject as “Book Group 6”

What we do:

We are a relaxed but keen reading group with the emphasis on enjoying being together discussing books.

We all bring suggestions for reading to the group and decide amongst ourselves what we want to read. Some months we read two books, but mostly just one. 

Meeting Area: Sketty Area   Meeting Day: Wednesday AM.

Book Group 7

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With the subject as “Book Group 7”

What we do:

We are a group of 7 ladies established 3 years ago. We read for pleasure and discuss all genres and also share and swop books with each other. We have light hearted friendly open discussions on books read and plenty of topical chat.  

Meeting Area:  St James's Church Hall. Uplands   Meeting Day: Monday AM. 10- 12 am

Creative Writing 1

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With the subject as “Creative Writing 1”

What we do:
We are a friendly bunch of people who wrestle with the love/hate relationship we have with our writing once a month. We usually have an assignment to bring to the meeting which we read out, and we are always astonished at the variety of interpretations and styles which are presented, and thus enjoyed. We are very supportive of each other and try to give useful praise and feedback to help us learn together, and improve our craft. We laugh a lot, we are moved by personal stories and enjoy following each other’s creative writing journeys. Because we need to give enough time to each writer, we have to limit our numbers to twelve and our word count to 500 max. However waiting lists can be absorbed and new groups started.

Meeting Area: Sketty Park    Meeting Day: Monday AM.

Creative Writing 3

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With the subject as “Creative Writing 3”

What we do:

We have been running for 6 years, meeting monthly. We are a very friendly and relaxed Group. At each session we choose a different subject for our homework for the next session, a story (occasionally a poem) of 500/600 words which we read out to the Group the following month. We have included such diverse subjects as poetry, writing for children, building tension in a story, crime writing, ghost stories, how to "show" not "tell".  Members of the Group volunteer to lead each monthly Session, though this is not compulsory. 

Meeting Area: Sketty Park  Meeting Day: Thursday PM.

Creative Writing 4

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With the subject as “Creative Writing 4”

What we do:

We will meet monthly for two hours on the third Tuesday. We will recovene after the summer break on the 18th September. 

Each month the members read their work and welcome positive critical feedback. The members then decide on the theme to work on for the next month. All forms of creative writing are welcome; eg fiction, autobiographical, creative non fiction, poetry etc.

There is a free car park near the library and there is a bus stop nearby.  You may want to car share with another group member.

Buses going through Morriston: 4; 4A; 14; 24; 31; 33; 36; 42; 141; 142; 145.

Meeting Area: Morriston  Meeting Day: Tuesday PM

Literature

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With the subject as “Literature”

What we do:
The Literature Group, having finished reading Marcel Pagnol's "Jean de Florette & Manon of the Springs" is presently reading Anthony Trollope's "The Way We Live Now". A rich story of life in England in the 1870s; a period where life in England is rapidly changing, affecting rich and poor.

Meeting Area: Newton       Meeting Day: Tuesdays PM

Poetry 1 (Wed)

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With the subject as “Poems”

What we do:

This will involve writing, reading & discussing poetry. We have vacancies for the Autumn  term

Meeting Area: Sketty       Meeting Day: Wednesday AM

Poetry 2 (Thu)

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With the subject as “Poems”

What we do:

This will involve writing, reading & discussing poetry.

We have vacancies so would like to recruit new members.

Meeting Area: Sketty      Meeting Day: Thursday AM

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