AUTHOR and poet Angela L Garratt is hosting the first meeting of a new writing group in Oldbury this week.

The writing group will meet at Oldbury Library tomorrow (Friday) between 4.30pm and 6pm.

The author said: "This writing group is free for anyone to attend; I will not be charging anyone for my time or services as I believe the community will benefit from this.

"I believe that the more social groups that gather, the more the community can thrive together in a positive and educated way. The writing group will be held there after every Friday in the same place between 4.30pm and 6pm."