Writing and Poetry

  • ‌The Fosseway Writing Group             

The Fosseway Writing group is a friendly, long-established Newark group with the following aims:

• To provide a welcoming and stimulating environment for local writers;
• To engage with, support and encourage local people who would like to try writing but don’t know where to start;
• To help members to improve and develop their writing skills;

…all through meetings, workshops, friendly socials and online interaction.

We hold monthly meetings at Knight’s Court social room, Baldertongate on the first Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 pm. There is a varied programme of speakers or workshops in all genres and we also hold two social events a year.

In addition to the speaker evenings, on the third Thursday we have an informal read-out session on work in progress or themed pieces which provide members with feedback and encouragement. There are also open competitions in different genres.

We have a stand at Newark Book Festival and have books by members available to purchase on Amazon (an anthology and a collaborative novel).

If you're interested in any form of creative writing we’d be delighted to see you. Our contact email address is fosseway.writers@mail.com

Please visit our website for information about competitions, meetings and speakers, as well as short stories and comments. You can also follow out activities and keep up-to-date with what's happening at Fosseway Writers by going onto our Facebook & Twitter pages.                                                                                                       

  • Not Scary Poetry Group

The Not Scary Poetry Group of ordinary folk meets on the first Friday of each month at 6pm to read and talk about poetry in the relaxed and informal setting of Southwell library. Membership is free.

6pm to 7pm arrive, chat and share your own work over a coffee.

7pm to 8pm the poetry.

If you would like to join, please call Southwell Library for details on 01636 812148 or just drop in on the night.

Please note, the library closes at 6pm so be sure to arrive by 5.55pm if possible. Ask at the library for arrangements for late arrivals.

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Arts Development
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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