Looking forward, the committee of New Eastbourne Writers drew the conclusion that the world is changing and the pace of life isn’t always as slow as many of us may like. As a consequence, finding time to dash out to an evening writer’s group meeting can often prove difficult. Then there’s having to find a parking space, (or needing to catch a bus), the British weather, forgetting your notebook, you get the idea.
So after a lot of deliberation, the committee took the decision to cease hosting physical meetings, and instead they have created Virtual NEW EASTBOURNE WRITERS which launches soon!
This new incarnation of the writer’s group isn’t to be something as simple as an online presence. The idea is to make those occasions when people do meet up even more of a social event than it was. The committee had always been made aware by members that they regarded as key that the group not be another overly formal, or cliquey writers group.
To quote the NEW website:
‘The good news is that there is no longer a membership fee to be a member of NEW, if you can click a mouse, or swipe a screen, you have automatic membership to connect with other writers and discover all about the writing community in Eastbourne.
We will be changing the website to provide you all with links, information, and competitions. We will also be sharing links to local authors websites, and literary events.
So if you’re in or near the Eastbourne area, we will endeavour to provide you with all the links you could ever need, together with a hit of your favourite beverage and a chat with local aspiring writers.’
I am also very pleased to announce my continued involvement with the group and this exciting project. I’m sure that in its new guise, the group will continue to provide inspiration and support to not just ex-members but to all writers in the local area (and beyond).
For more news check out their website by clicking on the image above or here:
NEW EASTBOURNE WRITERS.
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