Julie decided that for our meeting in March we needed to release our inner child. Could throwing away our adult constraints free up our creativity?
It was all off to the Buckatree Hall hotel for our Christmas bash …
For our August meeting, we went travelling again, this time to Shrewsbury, to the venue of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust, which was adjacent to Shrewsbury Abbey, where our one-time President, Edith Pargeter, set her Brother Cadfael novels.
It was such fun last year, we did the Attingham Book Fair again in 2010!
After having so much fun with a drumming workshop back in 2006, we decided it was time to bang those bongos one more time!
Another Christmas, another Christmas Meal!
In Herefordshire (down south!) there was a writers’ bash – a gathering of several writers’ groups – and a posse of Wrekin Writers travelled down to represent us.
In 2009, those of us with books joined up with other local authors to take part in a book fair at Attingham Park. It was a great opportunity to show the world what we do as a group!
In 2009 we held out meeting in the National Trust’s Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury, and in the afternoon had a guided tour of this large country house, with its fascinating history.
In May 2008, we were fortunate to be visited by two authors, Judith Allnat and Sue Moorcroft, who read from their new novels and answered questions on the writing process.
Frankie and Benny’s … here we come!
Why are we called Wrekin Writers? Because we meet in the shadow of The Wrekin. So it was time to conquer our namesake!
Now for something a little different … a drum workshop. (It’s all about rhythm – get the rhythm and your words will flow better). Beat that!
This one of the many Ironbridge Gorge Museums and well worth a visit.
In 2008 we returned to the Welsh coast, just north of Tywyn, to a large house called Llanfendigaid, which we would return to in the future!
In 2006 we headed off to what was once the Marquis of Anglesey’s Fishing Lodge, beside it’s own private lake (useful if the property was a fishing lodge), within sight of Snowdon. We all fell in love with the location of Castell Cidwm.
The 2005 Wrekin Writer Retreat headed a little further north from our 2004 retreat, into mid-Wales for our 2005 retreat at Builth Wells.
In 2004, with more and more Wrekin Writers retreating, we headed south, for a change, to the Upper Swansea Valley, for a property at the end of a two-mile single-track lane …
For 2003 we hit the Welsh coast again (spotting a pattern here, are you?), but this time we headed north to the town of Mostyn.
In 2001, six of us headed across to the Welsh coast, to Barmouth …