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

Times 7pm to 9pm

These meetings will be held on the FIRST MONDAY of each month except when the Monday is a bank holiday - then it will be held THE FOLLOWING MONDAY after that - for that month.

There is now another venue at Canford Cliffs Library – which is held on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month.

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

No experience necessary – could even be an advantage!

Facilitating authentic writing…

I write therefor I am

Telephone number = John 0790440222

you can call or text me in regard to any questions you might 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 (open to the Bournemouth and Poole population), as well as once being the editor of a small circulation 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 – before my time in London – are seen in the film ‘MAD TO BE NORMAL’ – STARRING DAVID TENNANT (alternative communities to psychiatric hospital in the 1960's) and to which I was a senior investor. I have not had any return on it at all for my troubles, yet. But of course I invested in it because of the cause – of which much of my work in London was about – I was only expecting to get my money back – not a profit – because it's not a mainstream film – in spite of the array of famous actors. Incidentally some of the actors actually asked to able to play their characters, that they eventually portrayed in the film.

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

* I WRITE THEREFORE I AM

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 to be in 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.
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IN THE MEANTIME – THERE ARE THESE TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF WALK ON OFFER - that I organise on Meetup:

(interestingly walking can assist with writing – because when one is relatively fit – it often helps one have a clear mind – especially with moderate regular kind of exercise like walking)

Some of these routes are original routes I have worked out myself.

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EASY WALKER

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

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 held on the 1st Saturday of each month at 11.30 am, and also the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:30 AM
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SISTER OF EASY WALKER

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, ROSSMORE– WRITERS, LISTENERS – facilitating authentic writing

NEXT MEETING FOR PAPERBACK WRITER AT ROSSMORE LIBRARY – MONDAY – JUNE 3, 2019 for the purposes of facilitating the writing – there is a limit of 8 people that can attend a meeting Free car parking in the large car park for writers, readers, listeners you can bring anything that you've written – just a paragraph – you can read something to us that you have found somewhere – or you can just listen. Or you might have some long written pieces to share. To repeat some bits and more: No experience necessary – could even be an advantage One can read out something one has found of interest somewhere One can literally just listen without contributing … Also a meeting for PAPERBACK WRITER AT CANFORD CLIFFS June 18, 2019 we now have 2 venues – with one meeting each, each calendar month. Rossmore on the 1st Monday of the month – Canford Cliffs on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. facilitating authentic writing ‘I write therefore I am’. Telephone number = John[masked] can text or phone I've had a few pieces published. Below is a link to a website of mine – where you can see some things – some fairly casual pieces – such as a poem on Authenticity – called 'The Song of the Sea' – others a little more studied – that I have written very recently. Also a short piece that I wrote many years back – that I think might be relevant for its writing style – which I called 'The Last Tuesday Group' – which was in 'RD Laing: Creative Destroyer' (published 1997). You can see this list in ‘Articles 1’ – on the website link below: https://www.paperback-writer.online/ When I was 17, I was the winner of the Bournemouth College Open Poetry competition for Bournemouth and Poole. I found in writing poetry – that it facilitates in its free expression what would be very difficult, if not quite impossible to convey in ordinary narrative. … IF YOU LOOK IN THE SECTION… ‘What we’re about’ (this is right at the top when you first go into Paperback Writer – before you click on the individual meetings) In ‘What we’re about’ *if you click on 'read more' you will see: more details about the writing groups I know that some people do not think that once a month is frequent enough to keep the momentum up for some of the writings they are engaged in. So obviously coming to both venues might accommodate that to some extent. Some people may wish to come to one or the other. John Jolliffe, MA PS I run 2 types of walking groups, and there is this particular one-off unique walk on one of them: SUNRISE WALK. Friday – June 21 – Midsummer’s Day – one will need to get up very early indeed to be in time – to walk our route to Warren Hill on Hengistbury Head – in time to see the sun actually rising on The Longest Day. Might help with a sense of primal authenticity – and thus with ones authentic writing. Link: https://www.meetup.com/Easy-Walker/events/260548083/

PAPERBACK WRITER, CANFORD CLIFFS writers, listeners – facilitating authentic wri

PAPERBACK WRITER AT CANFORD CLIFFS writers, readers, listeners – facilitating authentic writing for the purposes of facilitating the writing – there is a limit of 8 people that can attend a meeting by facilitating – this includes – providing one with a space to describe or express whatever… Time of Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Free car parking in the library car park next to the library itself. Not in the public car park. Facilitating authentic writing ‘I write therefore I am’. Telephone number = John[masked] call or text This is for Writers, Readers and Listeners. Writers can bring anything they like – just a paragraph that has come to their mind whilst walking down the road – sitting on a park bench – whatever – or something they’ve carefully written and composed – one might even just say something spontaneously in the group without having prepared. One can read out something one found of interest somewhere. One can literally just listen – and do not have to contribute to reading anything. To repeat some bits and more: No experience necessary – could even be an advantage One can read out something one has found of interest somewhere One can literally just listen without contributing … I've had a few pieces published. Below is a link to a website of mine – where you can see some things – some fairly casual pieces – such as a poem on Authenticity – called 'The Song of the Sea' – others a little more studied – that I have written very recently. Also a short piece that I wrote many years back – that I think might be relevant for its writing style – which I called 'The Last Tuesday Group' – which was in 'RD Laing: Creative Destroyer' (published 1997). You can see this list in ‘Articles 1’ – on the website link below: https://www.paperback-writer.online/ When I was 17, I was the winner of the Bournemouth College Open Poetry competition for Bournemouth and Poole. I found in writing poetry – that it facilitates in its free expression what would be very difficult, if not quite impossible to convey in ordinary narrative. … Although my current theme is authenticity – I won’t necessarily bring the same kind of material myself and I may not read myself at all if there are a lot of people who have brought items to read. Some of my themes on authenticity – are comedies. IF YOU LOOK IN THE SECTION… ‘What we’re about’ (this is right at the top when you first go into Paperback Writer – before you click on the individual meetings) In ‘What we’re about’ *if you click on 'read more' you will see: more details about the writing groups and various other general matters John Jolliffe, MA PS I run 2 types of walking groups, and there is this particular one-off unique walk on one of them: SUNRISE WALK. Friday – June 21 – Midsummer’s Day – one will need to get up very early indeed to be in time – to walk our route to Warren Hill on Hengistbury Head – in time to see the sun actually rising on The Longest Day. Might help with a sense of primal authenticity – and thus with ones authentic writing. Link: https://www.meetup.com/Easy-Walker/events/260548083/

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