Facilitators for January to June 2022

Here is the list of facilitators for 2022.  Anthony Costello has delivered his last workshop for us so we look forward to meeting Atar Hadari in February

Facilitation Calendar January to June 2022




Seamus Kelly

First Thursday in the month

6th January 2022


Atar Hadari


3rd February 2022


Jennie Bailey


 3rd March 2022


James Nash


7th  April 2022


Seamus Kelly


5th May 2022


Atar Hadari


2nd June 2022





October Workshop

Hi All,


Our next TCWG Creative Writing Workshop will again be held at 2pm at Touchstones Arts & Heritage Centre on the Esplanade, Rochdale, on Thursday, 7th October.


Anthony Costello will again be our facilitator but, unfortunately, for the very last time. His workshop will look at writing for life, or life writing. Please have a look at the attached biography to give you more idea, though he’s not telling us a lot, for whatever reason but, no doubt we will find out!


However, we know it will again be a fascinating workshop, so please do come along and enjoy it with us.


Best regards,


Val J Chapman


Touchstones Creative Writing Group

September Workshop with Seamus Kelly

Our September workshop will be held at Touchstones on Thursday 2nd September between two and four


Seamus is calling the workshop


The Vanity of  Small Differences


and it is based around the Grayson Perry exhibition currently at Touchstones.

you are all welcome to attend in person and we will also be Zooming the workshop at the same time. Secretary Val will send details of the Zoom log in later this week to all members. If you are not a member of TCWG but would like to join us via Zoom send me a message here

Ray Stearn, Chair, Touchstones Creative Writing Group

Free At Last – our first workshop live for oh so many months

July 1st 2021 saw us meet again at Touchstones for our first in-person workshop for over a year.

Jenni Bailey led us through “Cliffhangers” and what an excellent session it was. We had decided to move with the times and Zoom the workshop too. Jennie coped with this really well – especially as your chairman had only told her that morning about our intension to Zoom.

Some of the results of the afternoon can be seen here. Where you see two authors it was a story written in turn, the piece of paper handed over when Jennie commanded

Ray Stearn, Chair TCWG