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The recently named Millwheel Writers had its beginnings as a support group for lone parents, when in September 2008 it transformed into a writers group. Millwheel writers meet in the Roscommon Women’s Network in Castlerea, County Roscommon in the Republic Of Ireland.
Meetings take place on Monday mornings, on average ten women attend the formally structured writing sessions. Any critiquing of writers’ work is undertaken outside the designated writing sessions via e-mail.
The format for a session is usually based on a series of “triggers” followed by a five or ten minute writing period, with the option of reading out the results after each trigger. Group members take it in turns to facilitate a writing session.
We use visual and audio, tactile and organic triggers for stimulation of ideas and of course look to the works of acknowledged writers using poetry, random sentences or scenarios for inspiration. Everyone interprets the triggers differently and it is great to hear the diverse work that comes out of the sessions. Through our group e-mail link we keep in regular contact, sharing news of competitions, festivals and workshops.
If it sounds as though we take our writing seriously, we do. Writing time is precious for our members, with the two hour session being the only chance some of us get to write during the week. We remain mutually supportive of each other, providing encouragement and praise for our endeavours into the literary world, and we are pleased to confirm we are beginning to have some welcome successes.
|We support (and are supported by)||and by Ballintubber Writers Group.|