Consett Creative Writing Group

Consett Writers is a creative writing group, meeting every Monday 2-4pm upstairs in Consett Library.

Directed by local writer Lorraine Weightman, they write stories, poems, novels and scripts for pantomimes and plays, several which have been published. They have also supplied the stories to go with an exhibition on the centenary of WWI in the library. 

The group has been running about 5 years, numbers have declined a little during the recent Covid pandemic, but they are picking up now as people feel the need to express their creativity again. They would welcome new members of any level and experience as new ideas will always inspire the work of the group.

Photos by Chris Bruce

Steve Urwin – Poet

Steve Urwin is a Poet from Consett, County Durham and his works has appeared in a wide variety of magazines as well as having been broadcast on BBC Radio. 

Steve worked as a creative writing facilitator and organises live literature events. We Photographed these images at his Talking Pen event at Waddington Street Centre, Durham where regular Poetry Jams run on the first Thursday of every month.

Photos by Abigail Thomson & George Ledger

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