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.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 2016 are:

Chairperson Neil King
Secretary Cheryl Leaning
Treasurer Liz Bennet


The Writers’ Support Group:

Writing can be an isolating activity and it’s sometimes difficult to be objective about what you’ve produced. This group, meeting monthly, will offer participants the opportunity to have their work – which can be prose, poetry or script – read and critiqued by others in the group. Sessions will be chaired by local writer Sue Wilsea who will offer some ideas for unblocking creativity but most of each two hour session will be devoted to the offering of constructive criticism on work in progress.

Last Wednesday of the month 6.30 – 8.45pm
The next block of 4 starts 27 April
£25 for the 4 months



Creative Writing

Whether you are a complete beginner or already writing, why not kick start 2016 with a Creative Writing course? Each of the eight weekly sessions will provide triggers / stimuli for creativity and focus on one aspect of writing, for example learning how the dramatic monologue works, looking at opportunities for getting your work into print and exploring if and when poetry should rhyme! Whatever form you favour – prose (fiction or non-fiction), poetry or script – the emphasis will be on producing crafted pieces of writing. Led by local writer Sue Wilsea, a friendly atmosphere guarantees that each participant can progress at his or her own pace while accessing professional support.

Course begins Tuesday January 26, 6.30pm – 8.45pm £75 members/ £80 non-members

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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