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When the words fall from the mind and out onto a new landscape, they not only convey alternatives, but rhythm as well; word notes if you wish that float and twist and dive to form new shapes and dimension. Poetry in all of its forms is beautiful, succinct, evocative and uplifting. Bring to us for our enchantment some of these collections of ’notes’ in free verse, rhyme or perhaps some piece of monologic prose even. 750 words (7minutes reading time) maximum will suffice. We look forward to it.
Do you ever read about food in a story and suddenly feel hungry? Do you crave certain foods when you read certain books? Food customs are an important element of culture and community, so a useful tool for the writer. The meals we create in the worlds we build can be evocative, reminding the reader of home and comfort - or highlighting the strangeness of that world. Writing about food can be really boring or it can make us hunger for more – literally! Bring a mouth-watering tale, poem, or excerpt from a larger piece you have worked on that is approximately 750 words, (7 minutes reading time), that will tantalise our literary tastebuds. The delicious power of your words may even have us reaching for the snacks! NOTE: Meeting begins at exactly 6.30pm!
It's there sure enough; we can just see it, though somehow not; our other strange world that's maybe even stranger than the one we're peering at. Often happens in story writing, we compose and construct a peculiar environment that to all intents and purposes satisfies our lust of oddities, strangeness, downright bizarre situations, only to be staggered that somehow we've created another world, (layer perhaps), laying just below our surface of obvious topicality. Bring us a story or excerpt then that shows us this alternative other side. It could even be a straight piece of dialogue where the speaker is in fact revealing a very different viewpoint than the one being spoken: subtleties not at first recognised. 750 words will do nicely, (7 minutes reading), and you're welcome to explain that other world if it drifts by completely unnoticed!