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New Writing Group 

Pier Writers

New developmental writing group.


At the Sanctuary Cafe, 12-14 Heysham Rd in Morecambe. A gem of a cafe run as hub for creative and community groups.


The name of the group is Pier Writers, partly in honour of the West End pier which stood but a stone's throw from the cafe, but yes, also a pun: let's form a group of critical peers on the site of the pier.


The group will be run by Mollie Baxter who has been teaching, editing and writing for more than twelve years in a varied settings, including both Lancaster Universities, for They Eat Culture, Litfest. She is currently an Editorial Consultant for Cornerstones Literary Agency in London.


Jan 5th – February 9th 2015 - Meetings will be on Monday afternoons 1.30-3.30.

Initially it will be for six weeks to gauge interest, but if it proves popular it will be an ongoing group offering writers ongoing progressive peer support.

A second evening group may also be in the offing should the demand be there.

Who will the group suit?

This is a Creative Project group. It will suit those writers with a work-in-progress - maybe you're partway through a novel, or have been developing a collection of shorter pieces - and also those writers who haven't yet got a writing project, but would like to explore and develop ideas into something substantial over time. The sessions will explore different ideas each week and how they apply to individual writers. Therefore there is scope to continue something you're working on as well as try new ideas.

We will combine structured journalling and purposeful exercises with group critique on rotation, working towards an optional short portfolio at the end of the six weeks.

How much?

Fees will be by voluntary contribution and we hope the group will also support the cafe. Mollie will coordinate the sessions and, for those writers wanting detailed feedback outside of the portfolio, she also offers a separate critique service. The portfolio can be for your own satisfaction, or can be submitted to Mollie for detailed critique (there will be a charge for this.)

Yes, I'm in! What do I do now?

If you are interested in joining the group, or if you would be interested if an evening group please get in touch by email: mollbaxter@gmail.com. (Mollie is also on Facebook)