Chasing Driftwood Writing Group was set up by Hurn resident and local author, Chantelle Atkins in May 2015. The aim of the group is to provide creative writing workshops and clubs to adults and children across Dorset. The group runs a fortnightly adult writing group at Portfield Hall, and puts on writing workshops for children in the school holidays. Chasing Driftwood has also run adult workshops at Christchurch Library, and Chantelle has been involved in running workshops for Dorset Writers Network at various events across Dorset. In December 2017 Chasing Driftwood became a Community Interest Company (Company No. 11111581). The aims of the group remain the same; to encourage and inspire creative writing across Dorset through events, workshops, clubs and projects.
Author Chantelle Aktins visited CJS recently to inspire our budding young writers and talk about how the children can get involved with the group’s Christchurch Community Writing Project. The project is open to all ages and aims to create an anthology of writing centred around Christchurch life past, present and future.
Details can be found in the flyer below or on Chasing Driftwood’s website: