North End Writers: Who's Who?

North End Writers was founded in 2006 and gained charitable status in March 2007. 

Our Patrons:  Deryn Rees-Jones § Ian McMillan § Stephen Trombley


The governance of North End Writers is the responsibility of our Trustees 


Our Trustees  

Tricia Hagan (Chair), Graham Scott, Monica Gribbin, Irene Stuart


Staff & Volunteers

Pauline Rowe is our Honorary Project Lead and publications Editor - and delivers the poetry residency project with Mersey Care.

Maria Isakova Bennett works as a tutor with the Mossley Hill Writing Group and delivers our Poetry course at the Life Rooms (Walton & Southport).

Dr Shirley Jones is our Tutor who supports the Community Writing Group, Knotty Ash group and the Redbrick Writing group.

Our Volunteer team includes Julia Price, Alan Thomas, Irene Stuart, Anna Maria Parry, Brian Wharton, Andrea Power, Barbara Lloyd Jones and Pauline Rowe.



2011 - 2018


In 2018 we ran our Book shop at 277, East Prescot Rd, Knotty Ash from February to October.  We also continued with our Mersey Care delivering workshop in secure services as well as community services. We extended our groups thanks to a grant from Awards for All and held events on Light Night in May. 

In 2017 we have set up our community office at 627, West Derby Road which we are developing as a creative hub and Second-Hand Book Shop.  We continue with our Community Writing Group meeting on second Saturdays at the Victoria Gallery and Museum as well as our Mossley Hill Group at Sudley House and the Poetry Residency in Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.  We started the year with a celebration at the Everyman on 20th January as part of the Psychology Fringe Festival and are looking forward to our Day Conference at Liverpool Friends Meeting House on 29th April.  We will also celebrate our first Ten Years on Light Night, 19th May at Central Library (4th Floor) 5 pm - 7 pm.

In 2016 we continued with our regular meetings at the Victoria Gallery & Museum, the Poetry Residency work at Mersey Care NHS Trust, our community office at Lister Steps and a big celebration of National Poetry Day at Mersey Care's Life Rooms in Walton.

The programme for 2015 included our regular monthly community meetings at the Victoria Gallery & Museum on second Saturdays,  a celebration event in January for 100 Pictures-100 Pages, workshops as part of the Victoria Gallery & Museum's Dorothy Wordsworth exhibition, The Liverpool Elegies project (a new well-being and writing project funded by Liverpool Clinical Commissioning group), and further development of work with Mersey Care NHS Trust. We also hope to further develop our local office with core funding for part-time staff in 2016. 

In 2015 Aileen La Tourette was our Visiting Writer and Maria Isakova Bennett was our Project Support Assistant for the 2015 Liverpool Elegies project.

Shirley Jones ran our special workshops in 2015 linked to the Dorothy Wordworth Exhibition at the Victoria Gallery & Museum (in the Spring) and to themes of the gothic in workshops on The Strange and the Ghostly in October and November.

In 2014 we delivered our World War One Project - 100 Pictures-100 Pages, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, a performance at the INTAR conference in Liverpool in June, and the ACAT conference in July, a programme of events at the Off the Page Festival at the Bluecoat in October,  the Poet-in-Residence project with Mersey Care NHS Trust and our Volunteer Development Team.

In 2013 we ran our monthly community meetings, the Poetry project with Mersey Care, a Shakespeare inspired project - The Tuebrook Tempest - and a film about our work, a reading event as part of the In Other Words Festival and our Poet-in-Residence project with Liverpool Mersey Care.

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