February Write Then Socialise

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We’re back at Rochester Library cafe again this month.

Saturday, February 23rd is the date for your diary, from 10.30am – 2.30pm. If you want to arrive a little earlier, you can find me in Miss Twinkleton’s from around 9.30am for a chat, before we head over.

See you then!


January Write Then Socialise


Now the festivities are all out of the way, it’s back to work!

Saturday, January 19th is the date, anytime between 10am-2pm. This time, we’re in the cafe area at Rochester Library/Adult Ed, which is basically the room next door to where we were before.

It’s not a full blown cafe though, so you may want to bring your own refreshments. Miss Twinkleton’s is opposite for lattes etc, but the library cafe does have a machine which doesn’t have too bad a selection.

See you there!

Location: a few minutes walk from Rochester train station, with ample parking in and around the high street. Postcode is ME1 1EW (Eastgate House is opposite). Best long stays – 5 hours plus – are in the high street between the A2 junction and Rochester Independent College. You might fancy staying for the day to do some sightseeing!


Write Then Socialise

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There’s a nationwide initiative to make sure writers write and don’t get lonely while doing it. So, the first Rochester Write Then Socialise event is booked!

Saturday, November 24 from 11-3 in Room 11 at Medway Adult Education, Rochester Community Hub.

Writing can be a lonely occupation so this new national initiative seeks to ensure that writers not only crack on with their writing but also get a chance to socialise with other writers.

Write for 2 hours, then spend 2 hours sharing your work, getting feedback, brainstorming or just enjoying the company of your fellow writers over a hot drink.

Tea and coffee – including decaf – will be available on tap (honesty pot available) and the space is fully accessible.

It’s free but please book a space here so we know how many to expect. See you there!

Crime Writers’ Day: The Real Killers with Paul Harrison


Truth is stranger than fiction – it has to be, since in fiction, everything has to make sense. Loose ends need to be tied up and usually, for a really satisfying read, the perpetrator of the crime is caught by the cleverness of our detective.

But real life crime? There isn’t always a nice, tidy ending and there are few authors who commit to the page the level of depravity to which some real criminals sink. Thus, this talk on notorious people who inspire fictional killers is not for the faint hearted!  

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Dyslexia House Writing Competition


Do you have a story to tell but find it hard to get it down on paper?  

If it’s a struggle, why not contact Dyslexia House for help?  They can help get your words into print. So get in touch right now for writing help!

Or do you prefer to express yourself with images rather than words?  Then don’t hesitate…get sketching, drawing and painting right now!

This is the first time that Dyslexia House Association has combined forces with Medway Libraries, Medway Mermaids and Nucleus Arts to encourage writing and artwork.

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The Dickens Festival

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Join us at Rochester Children’s Library during the Dickens Festival for Poetrees inspired by the great man’s works. Or choose your Dickens Name and write your very own great work, starring the character you would have been!

It’s all free and there’s no need to book, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday, June 10 from 10.30am-1pm.

With many thanks to the City of Rochester Society for their grant support again this year, which enables the event to take place.