Pen still has a lot to say

PEN PALS . . . the group meet to discuss creative writing and share ideas.
PEN PALS . . . the group meet to discuss creative writing and share ideas.
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BETWEEN texting, Tweeting and Facebooking, we rarely take times these days to process our thoughts and be more creative with the English language.

The art of creative writing is, however, being preserved by one Motherwell-based group who have just started their new session.

Pen Pals has been the group of choice for aspiring writers and poets living in the Lanarkshire area for several years.

Now operating from Dalziel St Andrew’s Church - the group’s previous base was Ailsa Nursery Annex at The Loaning - on a Wednesday, from 10am to noon, Pen Pals kick off their new season with a cash boost from The Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All scheme.

Treasurer Hazel Rowe said: “We were recently successful in gaining a grant which will allow us to go to different places which is something we have not done before.

“We are looking at going to the Biggar Festival to hear talks from various writers.

“The new session is shaping up to be the best yet.”

For full story, see this week’s Times & Speaker dated Thursday, September 8.