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Local Organisations

Looking for a Writing Group or organisation in your area? Here you will find contact information for a range of writers' groups, local organisations and libraries below.

Browse down the list of links and see if any meet your needs.


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Creative Writers Network

109 - 113 Royal Avenue



E: info@creativewritersnetwork.org

Visit the Creative Writers' Network website


Poet Casting

E: poetcasting@hotmail.co.uk

Visit the Poet Casting website


Belfast Poets

Visit the Belfast Poets website


New Belfast Community Arts Initiative

Unit 4, Clanmill Arts & Business Centre

Bridge Street



E: info@newbelfastarts.org

Visit the NBCAI website


Children's Express

3 Rosemary Street



E: belfastenquires@fsmail.net

Tel: 02890 232 032


Verbal Arts Centre

Stable Lane

Bishop Street Within

Derry BT48 6PU

Tel: 02871 266 946

Writers' Groups


Ballymoney Writers

The Town Hall


BT53 6BE

Monday nights 7.30 - 9.30

Contact Anne McCusker 028 29541671

E: amccusker2000@yahoo.co.uk.


Hammer Writers

Denis and Rene Craig,

Ballysillan and Ardoyne Community Group

Benview Park

Belfast BT14

Tel: 02890 875134

E: Catherine.greig@ntlworls.com


Newtownabbey Writers

Jim Johnson

Kings Parade

Newtownabbey BT37 0DL

Tel: 02890 853 159



Giros Poetry Collective

1 – 5 Donegall Lane

Belfast BT1 2LZ

Tel: 02890 244640

E: bycg@dial.pipex.com




Crescent Arts Centre Writers' Workshop

Martin Crawford

Crescent Arts Centre

2-4 University Road

Belfast BT17 1PA

Tel: 02890 242 338

E: martin-crawford@lineone.net


Queens University of Belfast Writers

Sinead Morrisey, - School of English

University Road, Queen's University

Belfast BT7 1NA

Tel: 02890 273 678

W: www.qub.ac.uk


Writers' Club

Shirley Bork

Lagan Valley Island

The Island Arts Centre

Lisburn BT27 4RL

Tel: 02890 509 509


Ballycastle Creative Writers Group

Heather Newcombe


45A Drumavoley Road

Ballycastle BT54 6PQ

Tel: 07989040450




Ards Writers

Ruth Thompson

31 Wanstead Park

Dundonald, Co. Down

BT16 2EX

Tel: 02890 481 221


Belfast Burns Club Association

Ann Allen

32 Cumberland Park


BT16 0AZ

Tel: 02890 489 342


Creative Writing Class

Jo Knock

Greenway Women's Centre

19 Greenway

Belfast BT6 0DT

Tel: 02890 799 912

E: greenwaywomen@cinni.org


Double Helix

Myra Vennard

4 Sandymount Court

Bangor BT20 4UE

Tel: 02891 459 592


Harland and Wolff Burns Club

2 Harland Park




Holywood Writers

The Holywood Centre

Val McAvoy

Tel: 02891 276 700


Muse Writers

Thelma Sheil

88 Lylle Road

Bangor BT20 5LX

Tel: 02891 463 674


Sister Scribes

Betty McIlroy

Age Concern

24 Hamilton Road

Bangor BT20

Tel: 02891 451 551


Word of Mouth Poetry Collective

Ruth Carr

159 Lower Braniel Road

Belfast BT5 7NN

Tel: 02890 795 464




Black Mountain Writers

Dolores Craig

54 Gransha Park

Belfast BT11 8AU

Tel: 02890 203 190


Divis Writers

Divis Community Centre

9b Ardmoulin Place

Belfast BT12 4RT

Tel: 02890 242 551


Roddy McCorley Writers

Jim McCabe + Liam Donnelly

Roddy McCorley Social Club

Moyard House, Glen Road

Belfast BT11 8BT

Tel: 02890 228 148


Stadium Writers

Bernard Langford

Fernhil House

Glencairn Road

Belfast BT12 8HQ

Tel: 02890 715 599

Local Libraries



Ardoyne Library

446 – 450 Crumlin Road

Tel: 02890 509 202


Chichester Library

Salisbury Avenue

Tel: 02890 509 210


Ligoniel Library

53 – 55 Ligoniel Road

Tel: 02890 509 221


Oldpark Road Library

46 Oldpark Road

Tel: 02890 509 226


Skegoneill Library

Skegoneill Avenue

Tel: 02890 509 244




Finagy Library

13 Finaghy Road South

Tel: 02890 509 214


Lisburn Road Library

440 Lisburn Road

Tel: 02890 509 223


Ormeau Road Library

247 Ormeau Road

Tel: 02890 509 228


Sandy Row Library

127 Sandy Row

Tel: 02890 509 230




Ballyhackamore Library

1-4 Eastleigh Drive

Tel: 02890 509 204


Ballymacarrett Library

19-35 Templemore Avenue

Tel: 02890 509 207


Cairnmartin Library

Mount Gilbert Community School

Ballygomartin Road

Tel: 02890 509 241


Holywood Arches Library

4-12 Holywood Road

Tel: 02890 509 216


Whitewell Library

48-83 Serpentine Road


Tel: 02890 509 242


Woodstock Library

358 Woodstock Road

Tel: 02890 509 239




Andersonstown Library

Slievegallon Drive

Tel: 02890 509 200


Falls Road Library

49 Falls Road

Tel: 02890 509 212


Shankill Road Library

298-300 Shankill Road

Tel: 02890 509 232


Suffolk Library

Stewartstown Road

Tel: 02890 509 234


Whiterock Library

10 Whiterock Road

Tel: 02890 509 236

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