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Write Club

Write Club is an ESP initiative dedicated to language and writing, that began in early 2016.

Write Club meet to share feedback on writing, practice writing exercises as a group, and meet professional writers to develop the skills of its members. Each member pursues their own endeavours during Write Club, and the group are working in a variety a forms and formats, including poetry, journalistic writing, writing as artistic practice and narrative fiction.

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For 2018 the Write Club focus will be towards publication with an outcome later in the year. The club will meet on the following dates:

22 November, 12–2pm: Workshop with Jennifer Boyd
7 December, 6-9pm: Publication Launch

7 December, 6-9pm
Launch of Publication Happens
As part of Digbeth First Friday Write Club are launching their new limited edition publication titled Publication Happens, bringing together texts written during regular workshops over the last eighteen months. The book will be available to buy for £7 and includes writing from Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Brenda Hickin, Sophie Huckfield, Joanne Masding, Elvin Sanders, Jenni Schütt, Andrew Smith, Suzanne van der Lingen, Emily Warner.

22 November, 12-2pm
Led by Jennifer Boyd 
A workshop focused on ‘channeling’ and ‘streaming’ as body methods for reading and writing, combining technological and mystic understandings and approaches. Read more

12 October 2018, 2–4pm
Towards Publication #4
We will talk about the development of the group publication and try some group writing excersises.

10 May 2018
Towards Publication #3
The group will come together to discuss recent texts they have written and share a potluck dinner, whilst thinking about the direction of the shared publication.

21 February 2018
Towards Publication #2

Led by Huw Lemmey 

8 November 2017
Towards Publication #1

Discussing how the groups texts will work together in a publication, looking at examples and sharing texts to develop.

9 August 2017
Led by Holly Pester

19 June 2017
Writing together, discussing new texts from members and talking about sharing new work

12 April 2017
Reading new writings aloud as a group

8 March 2017
Feeding back on writing and discussing starting points for new texts

25 January 2017
Discussing new writing produced by members, plus quick writing exercises

29 November 2016
Sharing feedback on members’ writing

22 October 2016
Led by Katrina Palmer

28 September 2016
Continuation of giving and receiving feedback on members’ writing, and discussion about how to disseminate what’s been produced

31 August 2016
Sharing feedback on developed writing as well as edits from the previous feedback session

3 August 2016
Giving feedback on writing so far

29 June 2016
Continuing with writers exercises and writing individually but together

10 May 2016
Experimenting with writers warm-ups and exercises

2 April 2016
Led by Ruth Beale

1 March 2016
Considering written and spoken language and its uses

30 January 2016
An Exercise in Close Tasting