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Writers in areas of
Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, and Dorset County

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writers, poets, creative writing, writing just for fun, writing for well-being, poems, stories, articles,

writing in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, Dorset

We have 2 meetings per calendar month which can be seen on Meetup.com

CANFORD CLIFFS LIBRARY (3rd Tuesday of each month 6:30-8:30 PM)

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ROSSMORE LIBRARY (1st Monday of each month 6:30-8:30 p.m. PM)

The meetings are from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – but for those especially keen – we can go on till 10:30 PM (you can leave at any time of course) – and I will be happy to listen to anything that you bring.

this makes a total of 2 meetings per calendar month – you can come to one or the other or both

PAPERBACK WRITER IS ON MEETUP – BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO JOIN MEETUP TO JOIN PAPERBACK WRITER

Paperback Writer on Meetup – https://www.meetup.com/Paperback-Writer/

YOU DO NOT NEED TO JOIN MEETUP TO COME TO THE WRITING GROUP
but you do need to contact me to discuss attending before you can come to a meeting, many thanks.

For any questions – and requests to attend a meeting

MY PHONE NUMBER – John 07904402223
john.jolliffe@outlook.com

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Max 7 attendees at any one meeting

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

any stories welcome – short ones – longer ones – stories of Dorset present and past

 

and in some ways – if you want to start developing your authenticity in your writing in its purity – having no training or experience might well be echoed – as being advantageous –
as seen for example in the field of art, where – J M W Turner thought that being trained would lose his originality – and was in fact self-taught –
one can see from his paintings of Dorset, and one remarkable one of Poole Harbour (painted from the viewpoint of Evening Hill) – one can see in it aspects of his amazing originality.

Rossmore Library


 


Canford Cliffs Library

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PAPERBACK WRITER AT CANFORD CLIFFS library
for writers, readers, poets, listeners

PAPERBACK WRITER
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WE CAN WORK IT OUT
(hope this might inspire you to get on with your writing)

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Max 7 attendees

– facilitating authentic writing

‘I found that writing – helped me so much in my life… in ways I never imagined possible…’ JJ

one can literally bring anything – it can be very basic – about any topic – it can be light-hearted – trite – deep – academic – whatever…
(Details of my own writings are at the bottom)

Perhaps – you may bring a paragraph or two – that you’ve written – you’ve written whilst sitting in a park somewhere – observing something – or in a café – sometimes just the most apparently ordinary observations can turn out to have their own interest – something that no one else has seen – maybe from a perspective that is particularly one of your own – which you discover in making a few notes about it…

You can just bring a poem you’ve read somewhere to share

*no charges for these meetings

interests and position myself as organiser

for those interested in therapy issues – I have a long history with attachment theory, existential writing & practice,
latest contemporary understandings in some of those fields – interpersonal understandings – occasionally this may give a flavour to some of my writings in terms of authenticity. Otherwise I can write on any subject that takes my interest – and you can write on any subject that takes your interest – just basic casual observations with no particular significance than that it was a few moments of something that you had seen – thought about – all of it is fine. I sometimes write very ordinary comedies. Or even little stories about Dorset – which I might bring once in a while.

People are very hesitant to join such writing groups – for fear they won’t fit in or won’t be accepted – that of course is the biggest resistance in many ways to them getting their writing done – it’s best just to come along and find out – that first step – if have you ever heard the comment – that first step is half the journey.

maximum of 7 people each meeting.

For any questions – MY PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL ADDRESS are just a little way down from the top of this homepage.

FIRST HALF THEME:
we are going for a themed first half
suggested theme for July 16 is on Plastic Pollution – although anything in the area of pollution is acceptable – you can bring a short piece that you have written – something you’ve seen – or talk spontaneously.

SECOND-HALF OF MEETING:
this is for the stories, descriptions, paragraphs – poetry etc. that you have written. Alternatively for stories, poems that you have seen somewhere and want to share – or you can just listen.

by facilitating – this includes – providing one with a space and encouragement to describe or express whatever…

Parking at Rossmore Library – is self-evident and there is only one car park. September will be the last time at Rossmore Library – then all meetings will be at Canford Cliffs Library.

Parking at Canford Cliffs Library – Free car parking in the private library car park next to the library itself. Not in the public car park. *The place where we can park – is right by the side of the library building in the picture above for Canford Cliffs Library – immediately to the right of the picture. But – we can show you where it is when you come.

Facilitating and understanding authentic writing

‘I write therefore I am’.

No experience necessary – could even be an advantage
**BUT YOUR WRITING CAN BE FACILITATED – IN MANY WAYS

*Writing of course – can access a form of personal development in ways which can catch one by surprise – regardless of whether one wanted anything published or not. I did a considerable amount of research in that area at a deep level in London.

I’ve had a few pieces etc published.
One in particular that I was pleased with – a short story in a book called ‘RD Laing – Creative Destroyer’ – published 1997’
I gave a short talk a few years back on BBC radio on ‘Anxiety States’.
I write on authenticity and comedies on authenticity.
Apart from that – I had about 25 pieces published in relatively small circulation magazines (variously for discussion groups, poetry clubs and therapy organisations – in London). Also around another 10 articles or so on some of my websites – in the area of therapy – and also a brief historical account of early alternative therapeutic communities in London on another website – and stories of Dorset on another website – and to which I’m continually adding to – and which can be seen on the Internet.

Don’t let my background here put you off – literally anything will do – although some people might relate to my topics.

The facility of using poetry to achieve expression can really free one up…

When I was 17, long time back now, I was over the moon to find myself fortuitously the winner of the Bournemouth College Open Poetry competition for Bournemouth and Poole. I was so surprised – I had never expected to win it! 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.
Sometimes a mixture – of poetry and narrative as it were – can facilitate better what one wants to convey…

John Jolliffe, MA

BOURNEMOUTH CHRISTCHURCH & POOLE, DORSET