Your invitation to the AMED Writers' Group (AWG)


Your invitation to the AMED Writers' Group (AWG)

Location: London
Members: 53
Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2016

The AMED Writers' Group (AWG) 2017

Your invitation

Do come and join us for any of the following programme of gatherings. We are a friendly, open, informal and generous community. We welcome everyone who is interested in any form or context of writing, reading and conversation for personal, professional, organisational or creative development. As critical friends, we are always looking for opportunities to support and celebrate each other’s writing (and reading) projects, enthusiasms and interests, in any way we can. Normally, we meet on the 3rd Friday afternoon of every even-numbered month at Roots and Shoots London SE11 6DN from 1.15 to 4.30 pm, unless shown otherwise.  

Unfolding AWG schedule for 2017

So far, we have planned the following list of events for 2017.  We may add others from time to time.  These events are open to everyone, whether or not they are subscribing Members of AMED.  So please feel free to spread the word.  You are welcome to contact me at any time if you ave any questions or suggestions.  I do hope that we'll get to meet in 2017.  Best wishes.  Bob MacKenzie  E:  


17 February – 'Reflective journaling and appreciative inquiry', with John Sweet

16 March – 'Trust in organisational life': a post-publication Gathering and co-inquiry, with Rob Warwick and Bob MacKenzie

21 April – 'Catalytic conversations', with Shelagh Doonan

19 May – Annual Writing Workshop, Brighton Friends Meeting House:  'Prospects for writing and reading in an age of distraction', with Bob MacKenzie

9-12 June - Open Source Praxis,Tostat

23  June – 'Tales of conflict and change from a university Writing Centre', with Joe Franklin

6 July – 'Exploring the dynamics of complaints', with Robin Shohet, Maria Arpa and others,

18 August –'Writing for containment and reciprocity in professional relationships and organisations', with Anna Fairtlough

20 October – 'Sharing experiences of facilitation through writing', with Steve Dilworth

18 December – 'Private Passions, and highlights of our writing year', with Bob MacKenzie

Discussion Forum

2016 AMED Writers' Group schedule

Started by Bob MacKenzie Dec 28, 2016.

The 2015 AMED Writers' Group (AWG) outline programme

Started by Bob MacKenzie Nov 28, 2014.

Outline of the AMED Writers' Group schedule for 2012

Started by Bob MacKenzie Aug 27, 2011.

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Comment by Linda Williams on July 6, 2016 at 8:18

We have been offered an advance copy of Reinvention: Accelerating
Results in the Age of Disruption [July 26, 2016, Greenleaf Book Group
Press], the forthcoming guide from leadership development experts Shane
Cragun and Kate Sweetman

In Reinvention, they share their simple formula, common
principles, and set of tools for individuals and organizations facing
disruptive and radical change. Cragun and Sweetman are the leading global
experts on the new competency of Reinvention — the ability to create
‘quantum individual and organizational change accelerated.’

Please let me know if you are interested in receiving an advance review
copy of Reinvention -- paperback advance copies can be provided upon
request and I will forward you the relevant information.

Kind regards,

Linda, AMEDadmin

Comment by Bob MacKenzie on January 29, 2016 at 10:59

Thank you, Prabhu

Please send it ibn, and we'll see if wee can find a reviewer.

It was good to speak to you this afternoon, and I'm looking forward to seeing you more closely involved with AMED when your return to the UK in the Autumn.

Best wishes.  Bob

Comment by Prabhu Guptara on January 29, 2016 at 10:38

You might want to be aware of The Relational Lens: Understanding, Measuring and Managing Stakeholder Relationships, which is due to be published in the summer by Cambridge University Press.

If you are interested in reviewing it, I can send the complete text in e-format (the physical object will of course appear only in the summer).

Comment by Bob MacKenzie on January 4, 2011 at 9:30

Thanks foryour suggestions, Olive, which will certainly go into the pot.


The BL is certainly in the frame (can you suggest a particular contact) and we actually have the Friends Meeting House in Hampstead in reserve, though it's not exactly central.


Best wishes.  Bob

Comment by Olive Hickmott on January 3, 2011 at 3:32

Bob, possibilities for a new location.


How about the british library, they have great meeting areas for an informal chat for nothing, they may have a small room for just a little money.

Also the Friends meeting Houses may be worth investigating. There are lots of them around and the one here is very cheap and lined with books.
Comment by François Le Moullec on November 21, 2010 at 8:58
Thank you Bob for inviting me and I am very happy to join AMED Writers group. I am sure it could help me in writing my project. Just after the meeting in Brighton, I started again.
Comment by Alison Donaldson on August 28, 2010 at 3:49
Yes, agree with Paul. Let's have a future meeting on subject of publish-on-demand combined with viral marketing. Alison
Comment by Paul Z Jackson on August 28, 2010 at 0:44
I'd be interested in Beth's ideas, perhaps as a future meeting. I have experience too of publish-on-demand, and would like to know more about the viral marketing aspects.
Comment by Belina Raffy on August 26, 2010 at 9:05
Hi Everyone! Jane McLaughlin from the AMED Writers Group may be able to arrange free tickets to performances at the Royal Court Theatre from 26th Aug - 4th September. If you are interested, please contact Jane directly.
Best wishes
Comment by Mike Farmery on March 10, 2010 at 14:50
Must admit, I thought that I had joined a while back. Anyway Bob, better late than never...
No questions at the moment (- or answers!)

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Latest Activity

Jonathan Elliott posted an event

Advanced Facilitation Training - London at St. Lukes' Community Centre

July 4, 2017 from 9:45am to 4:15pm
6 hours ago
Bob MacKenzie posted an event

Sharing experience of facilitation through writing, with Steve Dilworth at Roots and Shoots

October 20, 2017 from 1:15pm to 4:30pm
6 hours ago
Melanie Greene shared Linda Williams's event on Twitter
7 hours ago
Bob MacKenzie updated an event

Prospects for writing and reading in an age of distraction, with Bob MacKenzie at Friends Meeting House, Brighton

May 19, 2017 from 10:30am to 4:30pm
10 hours ago

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