WATER Weekend Saturday (8 June) breaks new ground with a ‘fringe event’. Members of the Pen Club, Whaley Bridge’s own writers’ circle, will be .reading excerpts of their own work from 10.30am-12 noon in Footsteps drop-in centre, where they hold their regular meetings.
Admission is free to the read-in. Members could read from a variety of writings:
- Helen Spilsted, originally from Stirling, has written a fiction story based on fact, about witches being driven out of Scotland into England in the 1600s
- Jean Oldbury has written about Reginal Downes, the lord of the manor in 15th century Taxal
- Mellisa Welliver has written about highwaymen and an eloping couple who vanished at Winnats Pass
- Sandra Williams, who has written her own story of growing up in Whaley Bridge
- Bernard Jobson, a recent new member, writing on school detentions
- Josie Milburn, who is writing on the philosophical aspects of Love Is…
- Lyndsey Naden, who has written poetry, but also a book about Stockport’s hat industry
- Jill Radcliffe, who has written several poems. Including one about the Dome in Buxton.
Further information about the Pen Club from Sue Rowlands on 01663 733 454
Watch for more news about the Water Weekend here over the next few days. The event starts on Friday 7 June with an acoustic evening in the Mechanics’ Institute. The main events, round the Canal Basin, start at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday. 8 and 9 June.