Group guidelines

  • Respect other people and support the smooth running of the group.
  • Don’t read aloud work with sex or extreme violence. Most swear words are fine but minimal use of f*** and never c***.
  • Avoid discussing politics and religion
  • Always focus discussion on writing, save general chat for the break.
  • Keep comments short and to the point.
  • Individual writing and reading time is always silent (pen and paper are preferred to laptops).
  • Try to take part in every activity. (There is no obligation to read out and feel free to deviate from the task if you feel inspired.)
  • Make sure to let me know whether or not you plan to attend each week. This helps me prepare sufficient resources and refreshments.
  • Give honest and constructive feedback. Keep to the feedback guidelines given, eg. only give criticism on a piece when asked. (When asked for what’s known as ‘amber’ or ‘red’ level comments).
  • Contribute to happy, positive and productive group.