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Christmas party ***for anybody interested in writing*** (FREE to attend!)
Hi there, Please come along for FREE to The New Machine (Creative Writing)'s Christmas party. This event starts from 6:30pm in Waterloo, at the address shown (if you're running late, please do still come - people usually arrive at different times). This is a perfect opportunity to meet and share a drink with people like yourself, who're doing their best to get into writing. Beginners, intermediate and advanced-level writers are all welcome. This isn't a class or workshop, just a chance to drink, chat, mingle, have some fun, and - who knows - maybe share some writing ideas before Christmas! Feel free to txt me on:[masked] if you have any questions. I'd love to hear from you! Sean :) P.S. please also txt me if you'd like to be added to our WhatsApp community for updates about courses, workshops, competitions, and other social events.

Travelling Through (Travel Bookshop/Café)

131 Lower Marsh, Lambeth, London SE1 7AE, London · London

What we're about

If you have social anxiety or shyness, but you love literature and would like to join a small, no-pressure MeetUp, THIS GROUP IS FOR YOU! We will meet once a fortnight (or whenever you feel like you can make it) and just sit as a group, or perhaps in pairs or threes (whatever feels comfortable at the time), and have a casual chat about how we’re feeling and what we think about the literature. Occasionally we’ll be looking at poetry, from time-to-time short stories, but more-often-than-not we’ll be reading a slightly longer novella (or short novel). Please don’t worry, nobody will EVER be expected to read anything aloud or to say anything at all if they don’t feel like it. The setting itself will always be very casual and the group will be held in a quiet, cosy room at the back of a larger community centre in the evenings, when nobody else is around. You’re more than welcome to come and just listen to me or other people speaking, if you feel more comfortable that way. Whatever stage you’re at with reading or with anxiety or shyness, I assure you this is a safe and non-threatening environment. Whenever you’re ready, it would be great to have you here!

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