Trent students tell ‘Tall Tales’ in new society

Nottingham Trent’s newly formed creative writing society has held its first meeting.

Tall Tales Society was started by Brandon Temple-Wood last year, but January 30 marked the group’s first meet-up.

This was the first of their weekly Wednesday sessions where members come along to write but also participate in games along with giving and receiving feedback on their work.

The 18-year-old president is happy with progress so far: “We’ve had a relatively small turn-out from our first two sessions, but everyone gave a really positive reception so I’m very pleased with how things are going.”

The president and committee have created games to give variety to each session.

“Last session we played a game where each person would write a sentence on a bit of paper”, Brandon added, “they then folded the paper over covering all but the last words and passed it around until we had full stories; it’s a lot of fun.”

The president, from Shrewsbury, wanted to start the society as he said: “NTU has some very boring societies and there were none that interested me, you get far more choice at the University of Nottingham.

“Creative writing is absolutely something that needs to be supported and hopefully this society can make a difference.

“The future could hold competitions that reach out to everyone in and out of the uni for prizes as well perhaps some publishers and writers from in and around Notts to get in for talks.”

Anyone that wants to join can do so with an optional £3 members fee to go towards resources.

Tall Tales will be meeting again on February 13 at Dryden room 004 from six till seven.

By Alex Mace

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