What we're about

Calling all poets, authors, screenwriters, playwrights and songwriters! This is the group for you. It doesn't matter what your experience is or how much writing you do.

Read-Out Sessions: We host weekly read-out sessions which allows you to bring along your work for constructive feedback, or sit-back and be inspired by the words of others.

Workshops & Writing Exercise Sessions: We host workshops on various topics; from story structure to character development, and also writing session events which include timed flash fiction challenges.

Speaker Events: From Authors to Publishing Agents, we invite guests to come along, tell you their story and answer any questions you may have.

This site is in connection with Orton.io (http://www.orton.io) a writing platform that was developed through starting this group. You can share your work, receive feedback, be part of a writing community and (coming soon) be able to play flash fiction games that get your creative juices flowing.

Don't forget to join our Facebook Group. We post writing competitions, job opportunities and events outside of the group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrtonWritersNetwork/
Any queries, you can message us directly via this group or email Beth at Beth@Orton.io

A big thanks to David, Cheryl, Oli, Ross and Kenzie who are organisers for the group and keep it running, and to The Sharp Project, our partners.

Upcoming events (4)

Read-Out Session: Read aloud your work for feedback or just join & listen.

Hi all, One of our regular Read-out sessions. Come along and read-out your work and get awesome, friendly and constructive feedback. Or just come along and be inspired. This is a session that is generally in high demand, so if you cannot make it, please change your RSVP no less than 24 hours before so that another member can take your place. As the group does generally have a wait list, we do operate a 3 strikes policy. Refund policy: As we're now asking for upfront payment (for room hire) we have decided that if you change your RSVP up to 48 hours of the group, we can refund your payment. Any closer to the event means we may not get a replacement and the room charge may not be covered. We apologise for this but hope you understand the decision.

Read-Out Session: Read aloud your work for feedback or just join & listen.

Hi all, One of our regular Read-out sessions. Come along and read-out your work and get awesome, friendly and constructive feedback. Or just come along and be inspired. This is a session that is generally in high demand, so if you cannot make it, please change your RSVP no less than 24 hours before so that another member can take your place. As the group does generally have a wait list, we do operate a 3 strikes policy. Please bring photo ID as the venue may request it.

Read-Out Session: Read aloud your work for feedback or just join & listen.

Hi all, One of our regular Read-out sessions. Come along and read-out your work and get awesome, friendly and constructive feedback. Or just come along and be inspired. This is a session that is generally in high demand, so if you cannot make it, please change your RSVP no less than 24 hours before so that another member can take your place. As the group does generally have a wait list, we do operate a 3 strikes policy. Refund policy: As we're now asking for upfront payment (for room hire) we have decided that if you change your RSVP up to 48 hours of the group, we can refund your payment. Any closer to the event means we may not get a replacement and the room charge may not be covered. We apologise for this but hope you understand the decision.

Read-Out Session: Read aloud your work for feedback or just join & listen.

Hi all, One of our regular Read-out sessions. Come along and read-out your work and get awesome, friendly and constructive feedback. Or just come along and be inspired. This is a session that is generally in high demand, so if you cannot make it, please change your RSVP no less than 24 hours before so that another member can take your place. As the group does generally have a wait list, we do operate a 3 strikes policy. Refund policy: As we're now asking for upfront payment (for room hire) we have decided that if you change your RSVP up to 48 hours of the group, we can refund your payment. Any closer to the event means we may not get a replacement and the room charge may not be covered. We apologise for this but hope you understand the decision.

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