Happy Winter!

We’ve been busy working on projects and processes as we continue to develop and grow as an organization.

To better communicate what we do and who we do it for, we are streamlining the website, migrating to a new site, and refreshing our content to give you more stories and writing insights.

In the meantime, email us or contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Thank you for all of your support!

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Stories at the Storey Uploaded

As much as I love writing true stories each month, I enjoy hearing them. To get the stories rolling for our podcast, I recorded my story from October’s Stories at the Storey. In the piece I explored what might have happened if I hadn’t moved my family to the UK. It’s a short piece about choices, saying yes, and defining roles.

North West Literary Arts December/January Edition

We are wrapping up 2017 with a double-issue of North West Literary Arts’ Newsletter. In this issue we talk about becoming a community interest corporation, collaborating at Dusk, this month’s virtual Stories at the Storey, and last month’s theme.

In 2018 we’re launching a podcast and writing classes.

Thanks for reading North West Literary Arts December January edition

Welcome Back North West Literary Salon Patreon Campaign Launch (coming soon)

It’s been nearly a year since our last North West Literary Salon and we sure do miss it. That’s why we are happy to announce that we’re back; well, sort of.

Since our last Salon, Naomi and I have been writing, teaching and plotting a comeback. We have been researching funding and opportunities to strengthen not just the salon but Stories at the Storey and The Writing Life. We want to continue providing engaging, affordable events.

With Naomi’s support, I am launching a literary arts organization, North West Literary Arts, to combine all of our projects and to continue creating and producing live literature projects that bring stories to life.

So, we’re launching a Patreon campaign to make things happen.

What is Patreon?
Patreon is a funding platform where supporters can fund the creative content they enjoy. We create monthly events and want to offer more features, our campaign is for monthly support.

What sort of projects will money from Patreon support?
Money from supporters can help us produce the following projects:
Stories at the Storey: Add creative writing workshops for new and emerging writers, creative writing workshops for refugee writers, commission and publication of an audio book.
North West Literary Salon: Funding to pay authors, musicians, catering, and commission new writing to publish an anthology.
The Writing Life: Interviews, editing, website maintenance, and podcast creation.

What are we offering our supporters?
Community is at the heart of what we do and it isn’t confined by geographical coordinates. To expand our community we have created rewards like access to interviews, exclusive access to salon podcasts, feedback on new writing, and more.
We are hoping everyone can get involved and help us continue to bring great literary projects to life.

When does our Patreon campaign launch?
Our Patreon will launch in seven days online and in person on August 31 at Stories at the Storey.

How can you support North West Literary Arts?
Please support our Patreon Campaign by giving us what you can. Every pound (or dollar) helps. You can also support us by sharing our campaign, coming to our events, and supporting literary events around the globe.

We appreciate your support.