Participating Writers’ Groups


Purely Poetry

Contact: Colin Dardis (Founder and Coordinator) ‘ or visit
Venue of group meetings: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Open to new members: yes
Other Information: Purely Poetry hold a monthly open mic night at the Crescent open to the public. Members include published poets, poetry slam champions and poetry facilitators of workshops and school initiatives.

Ballymoney Writers’ Group (Ballymoney)

Contact: Teresa Godfrey
Venue of Group meetings: Ballymoney Town hall, High Street, Ballymoney every Monday 7.30 – 9.30pm.
Open to new members: Yes

Shalom Writers’ Group (Newtownabbey)

Venue of Group Meetings: Belfast Central Library every Thursday
Contact: Denis O’Sulllivan
Open to new members: yes, the groups is not always tuition led so cannot take on beginners. Anyone interested can email samples of recent work.


Ards Writers (Newtownards)

Contact: Maureen Anne Browne (secretary) or visit
Venue of group meetings
: Web Theatre, 49 North Street, Newtownards
Open to new members
: yes
Other information:
Involved with Sound Around Ards and Wider Vision

Comber Writer’s Group

Contact: Gerry Miller (Chair)
Venue of group meetings:
Comber Library, Newtownards Road Comber
Open to new members
: yes
Other information
: Those attending would range from new to more experienced writers in the medium of poetry.


Jane Ross Writers (Limavady)

Contact: Mary Hayward
Venue of group meetings
: contact Mary for details as venue may change.
Open to new members
: yes
Other information
: Previously known as Roe Writers and published an anthology ‘I’ll take you there’ two members have self published their own books and several members have work published and broadcast in various anthologies including BBC’s My story RTE page in the Life, Eve project and Voices and stories published in Ireland’s own.


Fermanagh Creative Writers Group

Contact: Dianne Trimble (Secretary)
Venue of group meetings:
Charlies Bar, Enniskillen every Tuesday evening
Open to new members
: yes
Other information

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