Welcome to signposts
Signposts is based in Sheffield but works across South Yorkshire. We run regular Writers Resource Centres in Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham providing information on all aspects of creative writing. We also run workshops, writing groups, projects and events for adults and young people in each of the four boroughs.
Our mission is to inform, inspire and energise writers and writing. We work with new and experienced writers and in partnership with a range of arts and education providers.
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Who we work with
Signposts runs young writers' groups in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. We offer young people, aged 13-18, the opportunity to form their own creative communities, to experiment with different writing styles and to take part in a wide range of workshops, projects, performances and residentials.
New and experienced writers
We aim to be the first point of contact for writers in South Yorkshire and pride ourselves on offering services to meet the needs of first-time, emerging and professional writers alike. Our strong, collaborative ethos and our network of contacts in the arts ensures that we are able to signpost anyone with an interest in writing to an opportunity that is right for them.
Partners and organisations
We work with other literature organisations, libraries, festivals and arts providers both to deliver writing activities and to promote writing in its broadest sense. We are always happy to build partnerships with new organisations and to help to deliver new writing activity in the region.
We co-ordinate information about writing groups, events and opportunities through our monthly e-newsletter and offer 1:1 advice and information through regular Writers Resource Centres in libraries. We also act as a direct provider of writing activities and are able to offer a range of professional development services for writers and literature development professionals.
For schools and community groups
Our staff and freelance writers have a vast wealth of experience of running writing projects in schools and with community groups. We can tailor projects and workshops to meet the needs of your group and can also offer activities leading to accreditation via Arts Award.
Signposts can provide a range of services for business, from creative writing and communication workshops to commissions for public art. Please get in touch to discuss how we can help your business to stand out from the crowd.
3rd September 2013
Matthew Clegg presents 'West North East'...
Matthew Clegg launches his first full-length poetry collection, West North East in Sheffield. more...
28th August 2013
Rotherham Writers Resource Centre...
The Writers Resource Centre visits Rotherham Library again in September. more...