Before breaking for coffee we each interviewed a person we didn't know well, introduced them to the class and described their memory of 'the closest they have been to receiving an Oscar, winning an Olympic medal or being in the Guinness book of records'! This was relaxing and demonstrated the gentle art of reminiscing with others.
After the break fascinating stories were shared of 'Family Traits'. Some writers reflected on genetic traits, others behavioural traits.
A group of members keen to write a memoir focusing on themes such as life stages gathered together after class to share their ideas, agreeing that they will do this each month to support one another and share progress.
The topic for the 500 word task for March 25th is 'I Broke It' - with back up topics to choose from if necessary such as 'The Year That Made Me', 'New in Town' and a 'A Person who Shaped Me'.
The brief for ‘I Broke It’ - A broken plate, a broken bone, a broken record, or even being broke. Tell us about a time you broke something, and what repercussions you face.