Participating Writers’ Groups

During October and November our poet facilitators will be working with Writers groups across the region as part of our Poetry in Motion Community 2014-15 project ‘Making Memories’. These workshops will culminate in a masterclass day on November 22nd in Belfast which will give all participants the opportunity to edit and polish their poems before making their submission.

Participating writers groups are:

Burnavon Writers

Burnavon Arts and Cultural Centre, Burn Road
Cookstown, BT80 8DN.

Burnavon Writers meet on Thursday evenings from 7pm until 9pm. They welcome new members. Contact Mary Crooks for further details

North Down and Ards U3A Creative Writing Group

The group is only open to members of North Down and Ards U3A. Details on

Zion Writers’ Group, Lisburn

This class is at full capacity presently.

Holywood Writers

Holywood Library, High Street, Holywood.

Holywood writers meet every other Friday between 10.15am and 12.15pm (17th and 31st October, 14th and 28th November…). The group is open to new members and details are available in the library.

Ballyhackamore Writers

Ballyhackamore Writers meet on a Monday once a month at the Ballyhackamore Library from 6.45pm to 7.45pm. Contact the library for further details.

Fermanagh Writers

Blakes of the Hollow, 6 Church Street
Enniskillen, BT74 7EJ.

The group meets on a Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and is open to new members. Please visit or email for further details.

Ballymoney Writers’ Group

Town Hall, Townhead Street
Ballymoney, BT53 6BE.

The group meets on Mondays and Tuesdays from 7.30pm – 9.30pm and is open to new members.

By Our Own Hand

Ormeau Road, Belfast

This is a new group and will be open to new members subject to certain criteria. A group of women ‘passionate about writing as a tool for creative expression and raising social consciousness’

Falls Women’s Centre Creative Writing Group

256-258 Falls Road
Belfast, BT12 6AL

The group meets on Tuesdays from 10.30 – 12.30. Open to new members – contact Nancy at or through the facebook page for Falls Women’s Centre.

Shalom Writers

Belfast Central Library, Royal Avenue

Membership is restricted to a maximum of 14. Applicants for membership are asked to send examples of their writing to the secretary Denis O’Sullivan at the library. The group meets on Thursday mornings from 10am-12 noon.

The Poets’ Place

Community Arts Partnership, 3-5 Commercial Court
Belfast, BT1 2NB.

The group meets on an ad hoc basis and is always open to new members. Contact for details of ‘Making Memories’ workshops on the 11th November and 18th November, 7.30-9.00pm.

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