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Swinton Writers in t'Critchley Hub

We are a community writers group, based in Swinton at AGE UK Critchley Hub at 75 Chorley Road Swinton M27 4AF.

We meet on Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 to discuss, read, comment on and generally have a good time over a cup of tea.

During the CoronaVirus pandemic we are amintaining social distancing but holding a regular Wedneday afternoon Zoom meeting by invitation.  Prospective new writers may get in touch by e-mail.

We don't take ourselves too seriously - in truth we have plenty to be self-deprecating about!

We are full members of NAWG (National Association of Writers Groups) and have strongly contested,  as finalists, the annual members competitions since joining.

Our writers have a disparate range of life experiences, interests and talents so what we produce justifies our alias, The Eclectic Write Company.

We also have ongoing needs for less prolific writers, servicing various functions apart from author, for example, copytyping, proofraeding(sic!), self-publishing, illustration and social media.

We have self-published the memoirs of one of our number and a collection of short stories and poems.  Switch On, Write On, Read On... is available through booksellers and Amazon, or at our host AGE UK, Critchley Community Hub in Swinton.

We have taken readings out in performance into the community to care homes and hospices.

We are always looking for new members.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Bill Cameron
Contact Position
Leader
Telephone
Email
switchswinton@gmail.com
Website
www.switchwriters.btck.co.uk
Notes

Our books sold through Age UK at the Critchley Community Hub generate a donation to Age UK

Our author profile:

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/SwitCH_On

During the CoronaVirus pandemic we are amintaining social distancing but holding a regular Wedneday afternoon Zoom meeting by invitation.  Prospective new writers may get in touch by e-mail.

Parent Organisation
Critchley Community Hub

Where to go

Name
Age UK Community Hub
Address
75, Chorley road
Swinton
SALFORD
Postcode
M27 4AF
Notes

AGE UK Community hub boasts a cafe for light snacks and drinks.  Also hosts other services including a gardening club, local historical society, guided local walks, frequent special events, a pre-worn clothing showroom, IT training and drop-in sessions., CAB advice session.

Disability access to our meeting room and toilets.

When weather permits we may assemble in the garden behind Critchley Hub.

Adjacent bus stop for regular Salford, Manchester, Bolton, Walkden services.  5 minute walk from Swinton Civic Centre.

 

During the CoronaVirus pandemic we are amintaining social distancing but holding a regular Wedneday afternoon Zoom meeting by invitation.  Prospective new writers may get in touch by e-mail.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Writers' meet Wednesday afternoon 2 - 4 pm
Time of day
Afternoon
Session Information
Usually starts with icebreaking chat then read-out of the challenge set the previous week with crtique or comment - usually positive and encouraging. Session will pause for a drink and often includes a writing task in the second half. Then challenge set for next week. On-going project may be work on the next anthology or planning field research trip.

Availability

Referral required
No
Referral Details

We are all keen to see English language used proper(sic!), which might stir provocative comments on a writer's work, but will never be malicious.  However, you should be aware that we are not all skilled in tactful diplomacy.

Other Details

Other notes

Critchley Hub has wheelchair access and disabled vistor toilets and garden.

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£2.50 per session
Details
Includes drink of tea or coffee. Writers' price for group publications is heavily subsidised.