Commonword is a writing development organisation based in Manchester, providing opportunities for new and aspiring writers to develop their talent and potential.


We are a National Portfolio Organisation, receiving funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery.
We are part of the UK’s vibrant cultural sector. The cultural sector brings communities together and make lives richer. It also creates economic growth and jobs: it is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy.

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Charity No. – 1152499
Company Registration No. – 5870623