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 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 (2)See all
- Online Write-InLink visible for attendees
Get yourself comfortable, switch on Zoom and whatever you write with and come along to a couple of hours of people just writing together. Bring along a WIP or start something new. Bring a coffee or a glass of wine. We will have prompts for anyone if they want them, just ask.
We will do some focused writing time and at least one 20 minute writing sprint. No doubt, we will have some time for a bit of a chat as well.
See you there!
- Read Out - In PersonSocial Refuge, Manchester£2.00
Come along to Social Refuge in Ancoats to read aloud your work for friendly, constructive feedback or, if you'd like, just listen to others and get inspired.
As usual, please limit your reading to around 10 minutes. We also recommend that you upload your drafts to www.orton.io to make it easier for other people to access your work and provide feedback.
We will be in co-hab room. If in doubt, ask the bar staff for directions.
See you there!