About us

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

Our competitions, workshops and events act as a point of focus for many writers seeking encouragement and confidence. From small beginnings in 1977, we have grown into the largest new writing, community writing and publishing organisation in the North West. We work  on regional, national and international levels, promoting new writing and helping new writers become more successful.

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

Click here to find out more about the great contribution the arts make to the national economy.

 

 

 

Sisterwives – Out Now On Kindle

Our most successful novel in recent years is now available on Kindle.

Rachel Connor’s stunning debut novel, following the lives of two women living in Marah, an isolated religious community which has withdrawn from the city of Lot. As is customary in their society, these two women share the same husband, Tobias. Rebecca, Tobias’ first wife, is the daughter of an elder. Amarantha, the younger, has been abandoned by her mother, Frania, who carries the burden of truth about the community’s hidden past. But their sharing of love and life becomes strained with the intruding expectations and demands of the community…

Available to download here.

Music / Lyric Writing Workshops

SOUND IDEAS

AN EXCITING NEW 10 WEEK MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD PROJECT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN AND AROUND MANCHESTER

RUN BY ARTISTS AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS, EACH 2-HOUR WORKSHOP WILL GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO WRITE AND PERFORM ORIGINAL MUSIC, LEARN TO PLAY A VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTS AND USE THE LATEST MUSIC PRODUCTION SOFTWARE AND SOUND EQUIPMENT. THE PROJECT CONCLUDES WITH A LIVE PERFORMANCE AT A CITY CENTRE VENUE TO SHOWCASE YOUR NEWFOUND SKILLS AND TALENTS.

ON COMPLETING THE PROJECT YOU WILL RECEIVE A RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE WORKING IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

STARTING MID FEBRUARY IN LONGSIGHT, MOSS SIDE AND OLD TRAFFORD

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL SHIRLEY@AAASOUNDIDEAS.COM OR PHONE 0161 8323777

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