Change of venue for Writer's Circle: New members welcome
9:00am Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
A CARDIFF writing club attended by Penarth residents is set to move venues.
Cardiff Writers' Circle, which was founded in 1947, will be based at the Mackintosh Community Centre on Keppoch Street in Roath, from September 17 onwards.
The group will continue its weekly Monday meetings (7-9pm), when members are encouraged to read from their own writing and receive constructive criticism from others. Coleridge Avenue resident Janet Marsh, who joined the club six years ago, welcomed the move away from the Chaplaincy Building on Park Place.
"The premises were not really very inviting, so we have moved to the Mackintosh Community Centre which is having a huge refurbishment," she said.
Janet, who joined the writers group at the same time as Penarth writer Jan Baker (who writes as K J Rabane), hopes the move will attract new members.
"We need new blood and people who are writing different things and different genres," she said.
"The main aim of the group is not to do courses or classes, it is to get other people to give you a frank critique of what you are writing. It's very useful to have that sort of response from people."
Janet, who used to teach English at St Cyres, said she is looking forward to the Penarth Book Festival, which will run from October 29 to November 4.
"It is a great chance for local writers to showcase their own work," she said.
"It should be a great boost for writers and readers alike."