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 2018 are:

Chairperson Neil King
Secretary Cheryl Leaning
Treasurer Liz Bennet

Short Story Competition

2000 words max.| Cash prizes | Winners published in a new anthology | Deadline September 30 | Give it a go

Click HERE for full details

Creative Writing Workshops at The Ropewalk

Saturday Writing Workshops – 10.30am – 1pm. £15



Saturday 27th October

From Imagination to Page: Science Fiction and Fantasy writing
We grew up with magic and folklore in our fairy tales. We deal with technology every day. But trying to relate a new object, an alien being or a strange planet to someone can be a challenge. Writing a convincing world is a must have skill for any writer. Using simple exercises based on The Ropewalk’s influential history, this relaxed workshop led by local writer Shellie Horst will explore several world building concepts designed to develop an engaging environment. Writers new to the genre or those trying to iron out their own work will bring to life somewhere they can only imagine.


Saturday 10th November 

Tickle Your Tastebuds
Come along and sample from an extensive buffet of writing based around the theme of food and drink. (If it’s not on the menu, you can choose to write about whatever you like!) The workshop will offer practical exercises, suitable for absolute beginners and those who have written before. Led by local writer Sue Wilsea, participants will be encouraged and supported in a friendly and informal atmosphere.


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

Email fw@the-ropewalk.co.uk

Tel 01652 660380

In person at The Ropewalk Gallery reception.

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