Commonword Trust

Commonword Trust

Charity information

Commonword Trust

Commonword, established in 1977, is the leading grassroots, not-for-profit organisation for writers in the Northwest. We operate writing workshops for various community groups, drafting in established poets, authors and playwrights to give master-classes. Where we spot real talent, we give new writers editorial support and professional development training, often publishing their work through Crocus Books – Commonword’s imprint.

Our main ethos is that writing should be available to all, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or ability. We exist to encourage and promote writing by people/groups who would otherwise face barriers to involvement with literature.

Founded 1977

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