Creative Writing Groups 2008

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20080218

Readings highlighting the best work from over 250 creative writing groups in the North of England.

1/5.

Mooncall

By Karen Wolfe of Hornsea Writers, read by Maggie Fox.

The full moon has a dramatic effect on a young man, whose sister is driven to despair until she has a chance encounter with a nice old woman outside the butcher's shop.

20080219

Readings highlighting the best work from over 250 Creative Writing Groups in the North of England.

2/5.

St John the Better

By Celia Burney of Hexham Writers, read by Rod Arthur.

A group of local lads have set up an unorthodox clubhouse in an abandoned tower block.

When they reluctantly report a strange wailing noise coming from an upstairs window, their action has unexpected consequences.

20080220

Readings highlighting the best work from over 250 Creative Writing Groups in the North of England.

3/5.

Room Service

By Cathy Bolton of Sheffield Hallam University Short Story Group, read by Lynn Bains.

A chance encounter with a pregnant guest helps a bereaved New York hotel worker to move on after a terrible loss.

20080221

Readings highlighting the best work from over 250 Creative Writing Groups in the North of England.

4/5.

Nature's Way

By Helen Cadbury of the York University Centre for Lifelong Learning, read by Siobhan Finnera.

A woman has become trapped looking after her idle brother, just as her mother did before her.

But when she gets a chance to escape her drudgery, she hesitates.

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Readings highlighting the best work from over 250 Creative Writing Groups in the North of England.

5/5.

Rowing Upriver from Bridge Cottage

By Lesley Jackson of the Sheffield Hallam University Short Story Group, read by Delia Corrie.

An allegorical tale of a long marriage is told through a boating trip that has changes of direction, arguments over destinations and the occasional sudden squall.