The world is gifted with stories told and graced with those who take time to listen…..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool

Yesterday afternoon I took the train into Liverpool City centre and set out to find the meeting place for my first visit to a creative writing group.

It was held at The Bluecoat Chambers, another hidden gem in this city full of surprises. As promised by the kind organiser, there was an orange book on the long table in the bistro to guide us together and I was greeted with smiles.

Take three regulars and five newbies. Put them together in this beautiful setting with fragrant tea and coffee and a huge dollop of trust and you have a delightful and inspiring two hours.

We are a mixture of a playwright, a musician, lyricist and poet (I am buying his first poetry book), a poet and writer of prose, an artistically inspired poet, a blogger and writer, a poetry lover, a poet and criminal story writer (who is compelling when he reads out loud), a creative student writer and an academic, who writes and rants (his description not mine!)

Some of us shared and we all contributed with support, encouragement and how the pieces resonated with each of us.

I loved every single minute of the experience and we are all meeting again in a month’s time. This group is one of life’s gifts. As I rode the train home I gave thanks for my adventures since I moved to this special place and for the lovely souls that are weaving though them.

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18 Responses to “The world is gifted with stories told and graced with those who take time to listen…..”


  1. 1 Marylin Warner February 22, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Jane, what a wonderful place to inspire creative writing! Wow! Good for you. This sounds like a perfect mix of talents, interests and projects, a good way to trigger ideas and encourage everyone.
    Makes me want to pack my bags and my laptop and join you. 🙂 ❤

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    • 2 Jane Sturgeon February 22, 2016 at 6:58 pm

      Oh that would be marvelous to go together. It’s so lovely to hear from you and to ‘see’ your beautiful face smiling out next to your words. You would love this group. There are a few of us who are messaging back and forth and what a delight that is. They are mostly self aware men in the group, who can express emotions…bliss Marylin, absolute bliss. ❤ xXx

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  2. 3 ianscyberspace February 21, 2016 at 6:13 am

    You live an interesting life. sounds like you had fun

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  3. 5 Maxi February 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    How wonderful for you, Jane. Another step toward something good in your life. Onward and upward!
    blessings ~ maxi

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  4. 7 Al February 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Jane, I think you have found your Nirvana!

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  5. 9 journeyintopoetry February 20, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Hi my lovely, Im so pleased you enjoyed your writing group. And of course you write about it as beautifully as ever. Love you always xxx❤️💚💜xxx

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  6. 12 clarepooley33 February 20, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Another wonderful building! I am pleased you enjoyed your creative writing group and I hope it gives you inspiration and companionship.

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  7. 15 Jill Weatherholt February 20, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Oh, what fun and such a beautiful setting. I’m happy you enjoyed yourself, Jane.

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  8. 17 Mehala Singam February 19, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Sounds like good fun! I too enjoy blogging and am considering joining a creative writing group. Looking forward to hearing more about your writing journey.

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    • 18 Jane Sturgeon February 20, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Hello Mehala and how lovely to hear from you. It is inspiring to spend time with like minded souls, especially uplifting when you are all creating towards your own goals and you can support each other to reach them. Take care.

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