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Do come and join us. We are a friendly, open, informal and generous community, normally meeting 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.  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.

Unfolding AWG schedule for 2015:

We have the following dates and venues booked for our gatherings in 2015. Please put them in your diary now, and watch this space for more details.

18 February - 25 March (weekly on Wednesdays from 6.30-8.00 pm at the IGA, London) - Introduction to Group Dynamics, with Tim Thomas

20 February - Writing and Resilience, with Siobhan Soraghan

20 March – The future of coaching and mentoring: a post-publication Gathering, at Oxford Brookes University (4.30 - 7.30 pm)

17 April - Writing as Improvisation, with Ron East and Lin Grist

15 May – Our Annual Workshop by the Sea, during the Brighton Festival (10.30 am - 4.00 pm).  'Time to think about writing', with Christina Breene.

10 June - What is the future of coaching and mentoring?  An all-day conference at Oxford Brookes University

19 June - Slower Writing and reading in an age of distraction, with Bob MacKenzie

18 September - Enhancing spiritual intelligence through writing, with Sol Davidson

23 October - Writing for Connection, with Shelagh Doonan and Anna Fairtlough

18 December - Our annual festive celebrations: 'Highlights of our Writing Year/Private Passions', with Bob MacKenzie and Friends.

We welcome offers to facilitate sessions pro bono. There is usually a small charge of £12 each for full AMED Members, and £15 each for Networkers and Guests.  This is to cover the cost of venue hire and light refreshments.

Afterwards, there is the optional (but highly recommended!) opportunity to continue our conversations
across the Kennington Road in the nearby Ship pub.

Please feel free to pass on this information to anyone else who you think might be interested. If you'd like to offer to lead a session, or to discuss anything about the AWG, please feel free to contact me.

Best wishes. Bob   E:

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