Fathom Writers Group, linked to Barton’s Ropewalk Centre for the Arts, has been meeting and writing since September 2007. The group is open to anyone interested in improving their creative writing skills. Meetings are informal with a focus on contemporary writing with a range of guest workshop leaders who have included novelist Karen Maitland and performance poet John Hegley.Fathom Writers paused as an organisation 3 years ago but thanks to the new impetus from the Northern Accent Literature project we are ready to restart breathing new life into creative writing at The Ropewalk.
Membership subscriptions run for a year and cost £10. Members are entitled to a number of discounts on classes, events and competition entries. To become a member simply submit payment to Liz Bennet at The Ropewalk. (Cheques made payable to Fathom Writers.)
Officials for 2015 are:
Chairperson Neil King
Secretary Cheryl Leaning
Treasurer Liz Bennet
Telling a Story
The first of three 8 week writing courses led by local writer and experienced Creative Writing tutor Sue Wilsea will start on Thursday 14th May from 6.30- 8.45pm. Cost £80 for non-members and £75 for members.
We all love listening to stories: they help make sense of the world around us and give shape and form to life. This course looks at how to write them. How short is a short story and when and how do they become novellas or novels? What about structure, plotting, characterisation and dialogue? What makes a great beginning and a satisfying ending? All these questions and many more will be addressed in sessions which offer participants stimuli for writing and guidance through the construction of their own fiction.
Booking is essential for these sessions and can be made by:
Tel 01652 660380
In person Ropewalk Gallery reception.