Next workshop Thursday 4th January: Jennie Bailey

Writer, researcher and workshop facilitator: Jennie Bailey
Writer, researcher and workshop facilitator: Jennie Bailey

Jennie Bailey is a writer and researcher. She has run workshops for all ages believing that creative writing has the ability to empower and delight. She is the co-author of Lancashire Folk Tales (2014, The History Press). Her poetry has been published in Loose Muse Anthology, The Best of Manchester Poets (vols 1 and 3), and Nine Arches Under the Radar.

The next Touchstones Creative Writing Group Workshop will be on Thursday 4th January from 2 – 4pm at Touchstones Heritage Centre.  We hope that you can join us for some experimental and fun writing activities!

You can see Jennie’s website here: Wild

This year’s facilitators

Happy New Year writers of Rochdale!
Touchstones Creative Writing Group’s committee are happy to announce this year’s facilitation rota. Further information about the writer/facilitators and the sessions will be given prior to each session.

We look forward to meeting you!

First Thursday in the month – 2 – 4pm, Touchstones Rochdale

Jennie Bailey
4th January

Seamus Kelly
1st February

Anthony Costello
1st March

James Nash
5th April

Jennie Bailey
3rd May

Seamus Kelly
7th June

Anthony Costello
5th July

James Nash
2nd August

Jennie Bailey
6th September

Seamus Kelly
4th October

Anthony Costello
1st November

James Nash
6th December

Next workshop Thursday 7th December: James Nash

Poet & Writer James Nash

Poet & Writer James Nash lives a life in words.  He’s a poet and writer, a literature developer and educator, he runs workshops for all ages, and helps host events across northern England. James is a veritable word whirlwind!

The next Touchstones Creative Writing Group Workshop will be on Thursday 7th December from 2 – 4pm at Touchstones Heritage Centre.  We hope that you can join us as we’re looking forward to learning some tips and tricks from James!

A ghostly end to the year, James’s flyer can be downloaded here > James Nash flyer Dec17

You can follow James Nash on Twitter by clicking this link.

Postcards from Passchendaele: Once more unto the breach

The Pulling Threads arm of Touchstones Creative Writing Group took to the stage for Rochdale Literature & Ideas Fringe Festival yesterday. Here’s a picture from the event. Last performance of the year is on 10th November at Oldham’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Performing at the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival Fringe, Bar Vibe 22.10.17

Postcards from Passchendaele – performances & next shows

On Friday 13th October, the first Pulling Threads performance of Postcards from Passechdaele took place at Castleton Literary & Scientific Society. Here are some pictures – everyone really looks the part!

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The Pulling Threads team will be performing again this Sunday (22nd October) at Bar Vibe on Drake Street, Rochdale at 12.40pm as part of the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Fringe Festival.

On Friday 10th November it will be the last one from the group at Oldham’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

We’re also excited to announce that we are booking for 2018! We’ll let you know more about that nearer the time.