Tag Archives: Rochdale

Next workshop 2nd August: Anthony Costello

Writer, editor and events organiser: Anthony Costello.
Writer, editor and events organiser: Anthony Costello.

Anthony Costello is a writer, editor, and poetry event organiser based in the Calder Valley. He has two poetry books published and is a co-translator of Alain Fournier published by the prestigious Carcanet Press.

The next Touchstones Creative Writing Group Workshop will be on Thursday 2nd August from 2 – 4pm at Touchstones Heritage Centre.  See in the new year with writing tips from Anthony!

You can find Anthony’s website here: luddpoet.blogspot.co.uk.

Next workshop Thursday 5th July: Seamus Kelly

Shay the Poet: Seamus Kelly
Shay the Poet: Seamus Kelly

Seamus Kelly, is a Rochdale based Irish / English poet originally from the Midlands. In 2015 Seamus took the plunge giving up his full time job in sustainable travel to become a professional poet and writer.

The next Touchstones Creative Writing Group Workshop will be on Thursday 5th July from 2 – 4pm at Touchstones Heritage Centre.  We hope that you can join us to learn more about writing professionally and the writer’s life.

Seamus’s website can be found here: Thinking Too Much.

Focus on our members: Val Chapman and Alfie Fairhurst

At the beginning of May, Val and Alfie recently featured on Roch Valley Radio representing the Touchstones Creative Writing group and showcasing some of their wonderful work.

An image of Touchstones Creative Writing Groups' Val Chapman and Alfie Fairhurst in a soundproof radio studio.
Val and Alfie on the microphones!

If you tuned in, love to write, and want to share your work and learn new skills from professional writers then pop along to one of our monthly writing sessions. You never know, one day you could be reading over the airwaves too!

Next workshop Thursday 7th June: 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 7th June 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 Writes.