Musselburgh – fortnightly
Musselburgh Meeting dates early 2013
Jan 15, 29
Feb 12, 26
Mar 12, 26
Apr 9, 23
May 7, 15, 21
Jun 4, 26
July – summer break
Graeme Bettison email@example.com
About the Group (allegedly)
Musselburgh writers group has been going since the dawn of time. I joined somewhere around the Paleolithic period and since then have watched in awe and gratitude as generation after generation of writers have evolved arms and legs, lost their body hair and learnt to use simple stone tools. And since developing a rudimentary form of written and spoken language we have gone from strength to strength. Only last week one of our members brought in a newfangled discovery called a typewriter and accidentally wrote the works of Shakespeare.
If you would like to partake of these wonders, simply contact our flame haired chief primate, who we call Angie Townsend, or else swing along through the native shrubbery to the Brunton Hall every other Tuesday where generally members will grunt their latest scribblings while the others beat the table in constructive appreciation. We may also do a class exercise at the end of the group, usually based on a word or phrase such as ‘bananas’ or ‘family grooming sessions.’
Every second group we receive guidance from Tyne & Esk writer in residence and self confessed literary missing link Tom Murray; he has undoubtedly increased the speed of our evolution in a miraculous way.
Indeed a relatively recent arrival has spoken of how inspiring he had found the group and the writings of other members, and how he has felt emboldened to try out different styles and subject matters, before adding ‘Ooh ooh ooh, I want to be like you ooh ooh.’ And if that doesn’t persuade you along, I fear nothing will. Look forward to seeing you soon. And taking part in the abovementioned grooming sessions is optional. Usually.
Stephen Barnaby X (his mark)