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THE FIRST MEETING IN 2019 WILL BE MONDAY, APRIL 1st. at Rossmore Library, Herbert Avenue, Poole.

7pm - 9pm

These meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month.

John Jolliffe – organiser (http://www.paperback-writer.online)

THIS GROUP IS FOR WRITERS, READERS (articles that you have found of interest), AND LISTENERS.

Telephone number = John 07904402223

you can call or text me in regard to any questions you have. Many thanks JJ

People can bring anything that they have written

– just a paragraph or two – or a few pages – poetry or just listen to others. You can bring something you have read somewhere and that you have found interesting and just want to share with others.

It can be very interesting – to hear just a few paragraphs about some experience that you have recently had, or had in the past. This - because it's your personal experience - will be unique - but even then – it may be just an ordinary experience – of everyday life – just something you might want to relate to others – and who perhaps have never had those sorts of experiences or noticed those sorts of things before.

AS FOR MYSELF (HOST) – I've had a few pieces published in the past, including long time back winning the Bournemouth College Open Poetry competition, as well as once being the editor of a therapy magazine - local to London when I lived there. And one time doing a short chat on BBC Radio Solent on anxiety related states. I also publish various pieces on my own websites.

I was also when living in London – 25 years – ongoingly connected with the movement whose early days is seen in the film ‘MAD TO BE NORMAL’ – STARRING DAVID TENNANT – of which I was a senior investor.

For PAPERBACK WRITER – my underlying theme is short articles on AUTHENTICITY – what it is – what it is about – ‘how to do it’. This includes comedies on the theme of authenticity.

Facilitating authenticity in writing

*The next meeting will be at the beginning of April 2019


No previous experience in writing necessary… in fact might be an advantage

This is not about formulas – or formalising – which may reduce/miss all possibility for the chance/space for authenticity.
Some of my own writing – is on the theme of authenticity – finding or expressing one’s authentic voice, or one’s authentic path – one's own way of living… things like that. Some of the comedies that I write also play on this...
The atmosphere intended is supportive and facilitative and an overall light fun atmosphere – with positive and constructive comments. Although of course – all the same – paradoxically – one is free to write on serious topics and about whatever is part of your concern.

see link for list of walks for Easy Walker

The walks vary between 4 and 7 miles with an optional meal afterwards. These walks take place in Bournemouth, Parkstone, Poole, Upton, Christchurch and Highcliffe. These walks are on the 1st Saturday of each month at 11.30 am, and also the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:30 AM

see link to list of walks for Sister of Easy Walker
https://www.meetup.com/Sister-of-Easy-Walke ...

These walks are short – 1 to 3 miles – with just an optional coffee afterwards. Often places of especial or unusual interest – held in areas occasionally surrounded by an urban environment though not always of course, or limited in some other way – where only a short walk is possible – but nevertheless these places have a particular interest of their own - which makes them well worth visiting. These walks are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10.30 am.

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PAPERBACK WRITER – writers, listeners & sharing articles you’ve seen elsewhere..

THE NEXT MEETING of 2019 is on MONDAY APRIL 1st at 7pm. (It may be April Fools' Day – but this meeting is really going ahead!) 7pm - 9 pm These meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. at Rossmore Library - Herbert Avenue … we have a large room on the 1st floor. THERE ARE NO CHARGES FOR THESE MEETINGS. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY and in some ways – if you want to start developing your authenticity in its purity – this might even be an advantage. Facilitating authenticity in writing in the field of art – J M W TURNER thought that being trained would lose his originality – one can see from his paintings of Dorset and one remarkable one of Poole Harbour (painted from Evening Hill) an incredible originality *PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW – for details and photos of where we meet www.paperback-writer.online Free Parking My telephone number is John –[masked] You can call me on any issue – for me to answer the phone – you need to first text a message – saying it's about Paperback Writer – so that I have your phone number – and then I know it's regarding Paperback Writer – because I have so many cold calls I don't answer the number – unless I recognise it. *Of course you can just send a text message on its own and I will reply. Thanks, JJ there is a provisional website – for anyone who might be interested in using it – can discuss this in the in-person meetings (which are the centre focus of paperback writer) In Articles 1 (in the website below) – I have put up a couple of poems that I have written recently – and below that – a little bit on authenticity which I wrote on 27 February 2019. I intend to put some more of my writings on authenticity on that website *Many thanks for your continuing interest. John Jolliffe, MA – extremely varied background – later life worked in alternative communities for those in distress – I write on authenticity, including comedies on authenticity… which can curiously be very helpful in making sense of things – developmental processes relating to authenticity – various relationships between breakdowns of various sorts, symptoms of various sorts with authenticity – as well as stories in general. website (therapist now retired) – www.johnjolliffe.co.uk can see trailer link regarding original experimental alternative communities on the website. This type of community was later developed with a more informed existential approach ...

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