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Bank Street Writers - Reading and creative writing

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1st Wednesday of each month, 1.45pm - 4pm

Where?

Bank Street Unitarian Chapel, Crown Street, Bolton, BL1 2RU

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We are a group of writers who meet in the centre of Bolton for readings, discussions, workshops and visits. Our regular meeting place is the historic Bank Street Unitarian Chapel in Crown Street, just off Deansgate. Members' interests include poetry, fiction, scriptwriting, factual writing - in fact, almost everything you can do with the written word! Newcomers are always welcome at our informal meetings. There's no commitment to join - but if you do, you'll also receive our regular newsletter and be able to have a say in how we develop our range of activities.  Membership costs £15 per year, but you are welcome to attend one of our meetings free of charge on a trial basis.

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The University of The Third Age (U3A) Bolton - Reading and creative writing

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Creative writing group: 4th Thursday of the month 2pm. Play reading group: 1st Friday of the month 1.30pm. Reading group 3rd Thursday of the month (am). Literature group 2nd Fri of the month (pm)

Where?

St Andrew and St George URC, St George Street, Bolton, BL1 2BS

Info

The University of The Third Age (U3A) is a self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operation for older people who are no longer in full time work.  By joining our Group in Bolton you will become a member of an outward looking organisation which has a positive and creative approach to retirement. Meetings are held at St. Andrew and St. George United Reformed Church, St. Georges Road, Bolton BL1 2BS.   A monthly Newsletter is distributed to members with full details of everything that is going on and any changes to the normal calendar. You are also entitled to receive the national magazine Third Age Matters which is published five times a year.  Our Annual Membership fee is £18  This entitles members to attend any of our interest Groups. A small additional payment at all meetings covers refreshments and incidental expenses.  For infomration on the creative writing group contact  Vera Cryer 394132; the play reading group contact Muriel Jeavons 595758; the reading group contact Dorothy Spencer 300407 dorothyspencer09@yahoo.com; the and the literature group contact Linda Almond 654157.

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Bromley Cross Library Book Group - Reading and creative writing

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1st Thursday of each month 11am - 12 noon.

Where?

The Crescent, Bromley Cross, Bolton, BL7 9JR

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Reading can be a solitary pursuit, but joining a book group can make it a social activity: you can share your thoughts about a book, meet new people, and discover books you might not have picked up otherwise. At Bromley Cross we run regular book groups, no cost just come along.

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Central Library Book Groups - Reading and creative writing

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Graphic Novel Group meets once a month on a Saturday 3.30pm-4.30pm. See events page on website for forthcoming dates.

Where?

Central Library, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton, BL1 1SE

Info

Reading can be a solitary pursuit, but joining a book group can make it a social activity: you can share your thoughts about a book, meet new people, and discover books you might not have picked up otherwise. At Central library we run a Graphic novel group.  This group is free to attend just come along.

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Enjoy Learning Bolton - Reading and creative writing

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For further details of courses and locations see the website

Where?

Delph Hill Annex, Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 5SH

Contact

Tel: 01204 811163

Web: http://www.enjoy-learning.org.uk/

Info

Enjoy Learning was established in 2006 for people who want to further their interests and enthusiasms without taking examinations.  Enjoy Learning is a not for profit association. Our fees are based on what it costs to run and though we do not normally offer concessions you can see that they are reasonable for what we offer.  Creative writing courses are held at the Delph Hill Annexe site. Our courses are for adults over the age of 18.  Enjoy learning blog:  http://www.tom-enjoylearning.com/

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