SCHEDULED DATES (all at Roots and Shoots, London, on Fridays from 1.00-4.30 pm, unless otherwise indicated.  After our meetings, many of us are keen to continue our conversations in a nearby pub, wine bar or cafe)



For further details, click on relevant dates under 'Events'.


A typical 'agenda' might look something like this:


  • Welcome and catch-up
  • Introduction to Theme of the Day and /or agenda-building
  • Equal air time - Following our interests (often in smaller groups)
  • Sharing reflections in the large group
  • AWG business (brief)


Scheduled dates for 2011 (for more details, go to Events, and scroll down the relevant date)


  • 18 February - 'Writing Relationships:  Critical Friends and others', with Bob MacKenzie
  • 15 April - 'Authoethnography - writing as inquiry', with Chris Grieve
  • 16 May (Monday) - 5th Annual Collaborative Writing Workshop, Brighton (theme tbc)
  • 17 June - 'Making the invisible visible: narrative-based evaluation', with Alison Donaldson
  • 19 August - 'AI and the power of six in storytelling and OD', with Geoff Allen
  • 21 October - Open to offers and suggestions
  • 9 December - ;Highlights of the Writing Year/Private Passions/Looking ahead to 2012', with the assembled company


Some other possible topics:

Our programme can be anything you want it to be! Please feel free to offer to lead one of these sessions, or to suggest other topics or facilitators.  Other provisional suggestions we've had so far include:
  • Publishing on demand, and viral networking
  • Another residential Writers’ Retreat
  • Writing as a spur to action, and not as a substitute for it (Alison Donaldson)
  • Writing as Strategy (Bob MacKenzie)
  • Storytelling (Rosie Stevens)
  • Another session of 'All my own work'.


Please let us have your suggestions, either about a topic which you’re prepared to introduce, or about a topic that you’d like us to try and arrange.     


Best wishes. Bob   E:

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