Tuesday, 27 February 2007
Wirral Webcam and Writers
The weather is rather grey and choppy today. You'll be able to see this for yourself if you take a peek through the Wirral webcam. I've just added this to my links list on my page. If you're patient, you might be able to watch the seals.
Last night saw another gathering of Riverside Writers. This month's writing project had been set on the theme of The Missing Chair inspired, apparently, by my absence from the last meeting! (I'd gone to the Russian ballet.) It's always fun to hear how everyone has approached the project. Everyone produces a piece of work which is very different from everyone else. Peter Caton even wrote his very first poem, inspired by The Missing Chair theme, and he'd done an excellent job of it too. We all encouraged him to try writing more poetry.
Actually, I received something of a compliment from Peter, when he said that I set the relaxed, informal tone of the meetings. Even though I direct the meetings as Chair, it's all done very subtly.
As I see it, people come along to a meeting like ours primarily for fun. If they wish to be tortured, go to college!