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 February 27, 2024

Dialect courses

The 3rd round of Dialect's GROW mentoring scheme is now open, with an extended deadline of March 8th.
Our cohort of highly experienced GROW mentor writers are available for one to one sessions, to help writers to clear the space, put the work first and engage meaningfully with their words. If you’ve got a project underway or want to develop something new, then apply to GROW using the simple form via our website.
And, thanks to our Black Writing Matters partnership with Paper Nations (a creative writing incubator based at Bath Spa University), the scheme also offers mentoring bursaries to writers of colour who are based in the South West (1-3 hours per month for 6 months at a 50% discounted rate of £25/hour)
Applications via the simple form on the website here
Three poetry landscape walks for Spring

Join Philip Rush on a series of poetry landscape walks. We will travel back in time from the seventeenth century to Saxon England and then to the mysteries of the Neolithic Age, accompanied by poetry from the first millennium to the present day.


Monday March 25th 2 pm Lasborough (tbc)

Monday April 22nd 11 am Duntisbourne Rouse

Wednesday May 1st 11 am Rodmarton Windmill Tump


£30 for three walks or £12 for a single walk. Booking is below.

If you are a carer or on a low income, you are eligible to pay what you can. Email us:

Human=Nature: Entanglements, writers’ workshops through the seasons

Join us at Sladebank Woods near Stroud, Gloucestershire, for an immersive and thought-provoking series of writing workshops through the seasons that delve into the intricate web of relationships between humans and the nature of which we are part.


10.30am – 1.30pm Sunday 17th March

10.30am – 1.30pm Sunday 23rd June

10.30am – 1.30pm Sunday 22nd September

10.30am – 1.30pm Sunday 15th December

Workshops are £35 each or £120 for all. Pay as you can places available for those on a small income.

Dialect Membership is open for all writers in rural and edgeland spaces. As a community interest company, we offer online writing groups, events, socials, writing power hours three times per week, plus access to mentoring, prompts and discounted courses.

Starting at £20/month, and with three levels to suit all budgets, membership is also free/pay as you can for care-givers and those on small incomes.



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