A COMMUNITY poetry group in St Dogmaels is keen to spread the word and encourage others to take up their pens and write.

The Mooring Lines group has been set up by Julia Angell, who has been inspired by the landscape around her.

“When I moved here a few years ago I was blown away not only by the beauty of this place but also by creativity that surrounded me. St Dogmaels is full of artists, writers and makers and I found this inspirational,” said Julian.

“My walks on the beach turned into hunts for driftwood and I would often find words germinating, on finding a lone mushroom in the dunes, even a shoe among the tangle of flotsam sparked feelings that needed to grow on paper.

“I felt that I wanted to bottle the creativity this place engendered and give it to those not fortunate enough to live here. I started my own business, Creative Coastal Breaks, but also want to encourage writing in the community.”

Mooring Lines was born last year with the intention of spreading words about the village in the form of 'Pop Up' poetry to inspire others to join in or simply to read and enjoy.

There is no need to have written poetry before, no need to rhyme, no need to adhere to a strict form.

“In this group we enjoy talking poetry, what sparks our ideas, what have we read that we love, what are we writing,” said Julia,

“It's not about winning competitions, it's about expressing ourselves through our writing whilst encouraging and enjoying the words of others around us.”

The first ‘pop up’ poetry event is taking place at Oriel Llandudoch, where owner Nicky Fenton has agreed to start off the 'tour' of words.

“All the poems have been written with a 'sense of place', so I'm hoping that other local people will feel that they can relate to them and that visitors to the village enjoy them as well,” added Julia.

Mooring Lines meets once a month on a Sunday afternoon at 2pm in the Coach House, St Dogmaels. The next meeting is December 15.

Contact Julia Angell on 07974 971 740 if you would like to know more.