Carol says "I joined up (City Voices) and I haven’t looked back. Opportunities now abound to meet with like-minded people and attend idea-generating workshops. What could be better?"
As far as creative writing is concerned, Carol describes herself as a "raw beginner" with limited experience of writing, mainly essays and technical documentation. Things changed when Carol took early retirement from her job as a computer programmer, and decided to begin the introductory Writing Skills course with the Open College of Arts. This proved to be an excellent general introduction to the craft, but due to the nature of a distance learning course, Carol felt somewhat isolated as a student.
So Carol decided to attend a 6x6 Reading Café (https://www.facebook.com/6x6reading/) event held at Hanley Central Library, where she got chatting to City Voices secretary Anita Oxford and our Chair Alan Barnett (http://www.cityvoicesstoke.org.uk) who invited Carol along to one of our City Voices workshops.
Carol has been with the group for a few weeks now, and has already proved herself to be an engaged and supportive member. We are very glad to have you on board, Carol.