Fathom Writers

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.

Officials for 2017 are:

Chairperson Neil King
Secretary Cheryl Leaning
Treasurer Liz Bennet

Creative Writing Workshops at The Ropewalk

Writing Your Self

Tuesday 26th September
Running for 6 sessions, on alternate weeks, ending on Tuesday 5th December. 2.30 – 4.45. or 6.30pm – 8.45pm cost £58.

Have you ever thought of writing your life story, either to publish as memoir or simply to hand down to children and grandchildren? Or perhaps you’ve wondered about the sometimes tricky relationship between fact and fiction that a writer has to negotiate. Amongst topics covered on this course will be memoir and autobiography and therapeutic writing. Most importantly, each session will explore how you can use your own personal experience to write creatively in whatever form you prefer: prose, poetry or script. Led by local writer, Sue Wilsea, the course is suitable for absolute beginners or those with some experience. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere guaranteed!

Writers’ Support Group

The last Wednesday of the month     6.30 – 8.45    £25 for 4 months

The Autumn sessions begin on 27 September 

This group meets to provide support to those writing in any form: prose ( fiction or non-fiction), poetry or script. Work is shared beforehand and then discussed in the group with the aim of providing constructive and positive feedback in a friendly and informal atmosphere. It is therefore not a taught course but is chaired and managed by local writer Sue Wilsea. Each month a stimulus for writing is offered, though some people prefer to focus on their existing work. Others just like to listen! Whatever stage you are at with writing, this group exists to help you progress.


Booking is essential for these sessions and can be made by:

Email fw@the-ropewalk.co.uk

Tel 01652 660380

In person Ropewalk Gallery reception.

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