What happens at meetings?

Mungrisdale Writers believe everybody has creative writing talent waiting to be released, and provide a stimulating and enjoyable environment to encourage this. Meetings are relaxed, open and friendly, but they are focused, too. There’s usually a bit of genre-specific input from the tutor. This is followed by a stimulus-led writing activity and opportunity to share written pieces (if desired) by reading aloud. We treat all contributions positively and with respect. At each session the tutor proposes homework for the group – which may be shared with the group at the next gathering. There’s usually a coffee-break about half way through.

We aim to enable writing fiction, flash fiction, memoir, poetry & short stories


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We meet in Mungrisdale Village Hall near Keswick in Cumbria, under the guidance of Angela Locke our resident tutor

Please check out forthcoming dates

Angela Locke is a well-known journalist, poet and novelist for children and adults, (Amazon page here) and is deeply engaged with ‘all things literary’ in Cumbria and beyond. A gifted facilitator and teacher, Angela will lead three inspirational residential writing retreats in Ambleside and the Hebridean Isle of Iona in 2017. In October 2016, speaking on the subject of travel writing, Angela was one of a truly fabulous literary line-up at the Borderlines Festival in Carlisle – a major resource to both would-be readers and writers.

Come along for a taster session

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YOU are welcome to come along for a free first taster session (membership fees thereafter here) and see whether you would like to join us. News and more can be found at our BLOG