We Did It At The Library

5 Feb

It went well yesterday.  Four Stockport Writers sat and wrote in the middle of the library, and as many as two people approached us, looking for more information.  Result! 

We will have a presence in the library next week (when we are running a free workshop) and the week after.

The real result, for me, was that I wrote four poems.  I don’t think I wrote four poems in the whole of January.  Dedicated writing time (unblogrelated) is such a luxury.

39 Responses to “We Did It At The Library”

  1. Pseu February 5, 2012 at 11:23 #


    Handwritten, with no internet to distract – perfick.


  2. viv blake February 5, 2012 at 11:31 #

    Good for you for spreading the word. I have been blogging since waking up at 6.30 am. It is now 11.30 am. I should take a leaf out of your book and write on real paper.


  3. Barbara Sullivan February 5, 2012 at 11:53 #

    Congratulations! Do we get to read any of them??


    • Tilly Bud February 5, 2012 at 12:45 #

      Yes; I’ll put them on my poetry blog later. They’re not great, but they now exist where they once didn’t 🙂


  4. Gobetween February 5, 2012 at 12:10 #

    Well done.


  5. gigihawaii February 5, 2012 at 12:43 #

    Good for you! I find that blogging sucks up most of my creative juices, and I have nothing left for other creative endeavors.


    • Tilly Bud February 5, 2012 at 12:46 #

      That’s a shame. What do you like to do?


  6. granny1947 February 5, 2012 at 13:08 #

    Good for you.
    Thought you couldn’t talk in libraries????


    • Tilly Bud February 5, 2012 at 13:14 #

      These days it’s okay; they are all media centres.


  7. colonialist February 5, 2012 at 13:08 #

    There are only three there – I counted three times!

    Are we going to see the resultant pomes?

    I couldn’t do that – if I wrote with a pen I’d never be able to read it afterwards. What’s wrong with having a laptop present?


    • Tilly Bud February 5, 2012 at 13:16 #

      Cough…one person took the photo…cough…

      You will see them on my other blog later, if you care to look.

      I think you can take a laptop in. I always start my poems by hand in my notebook, though. I prefer it.


  8. earlybird February 5, 2012 at 14:15 #

    Excellent! You should get away from your computer more often 🙂

    Will you be posting them?


  9. adinparadise February 5, 2012 at 14:46 #

    I agree with Col, I would need my laptop too. Well done on the four poems., Tilly. 😉


  10. Tilly Bud February 5, 2012 at 14:47 #

    You can read the poems here, if you want to.



  11. laurieanichols February 5, 2012 at 15:16 #

    Congratulations are the four poems! I used to always write everything long handed and then type onto the computer but these days I would be hard pressed to read what I had written. You look very studious at the table with the other two people. I loved the shirt.


    • Tilly Bud February 5, 2012 at 15:17 #

      I write my blog posts straight onto the computer but I prefer notebooks for poetry, because I draft and re=draft and I like to see what and why I’ve changed things.


  12. McGuffyAnn February 5, 2012 at 15:53 #

    Being a poet, I know exactly what you mean. Yea. You should absolutely be proud of yourself! I wish I could join your group! You go, Girlfriend!


  13. adeeyoyo February 5, 2012 at 16:15 #

    I can never read my own handwriting! Doubly good for you, Tilly! 😀


  14. sarsm February 5, 2012 at 16:27 #

    Fantastic, what a brilliant experience!!


  15. bearrunner February 5, 2012 at 19:08 #

    Sounds awesome, the library thing… good stuff!

    Thanks for the comment, I will find out soon enough whether I can do it haha



  16. Grannymar February 5, 2012 at 20:11 #

    Well done on the poetry and the t-shirt.


  17. Lorna's Voice February 5, 2012 at 20:16 #

    Nice! Now you need to dedicate a National Library Day every month. 🙂


  18. kateshrewsday February 5, 2012 at 21:15 #

    Sounds like an amazingly productive day, Tilly: and an inspiring one too! Congratulations!


  19. Nicola February 5, 2012 at 21:15 #

    Congratulations – great idea to hold in a library. I like Lorna’s suggestion of a monthly national day too 🙂


    • Tilly Bud February 6, 2012 at 12:13 #

      It is a good idea, isn’t it?


  20. 1stjoeyanna February 5, 2012 at 21:54 #

    Congratulations to your poem collection! Hope it keeps on going! 🙂


    • Tilly Bud February 6, 2012 at 12:15 #

      Thanks; I think it will. I just needed to get back in the groove.


  21. evilnymphstuff February 6, 2012 at 20:40 #

    Wow four poems! Yes dedication can achieve lots of things! 🙂


    • Tilly Bud February 7, 2012 at 11:23 #

      Along with peace and quiet 🙂


  22. eof737 February 9, 2012 at 07:37 #

    Excellent effort. Congratulations!


  23. turkishkitchensecrets May 3, 2012 at 14:21 #

    Well Done Ladies



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