Young Writers take part in Ashbourne Festival’s Poetry in the Garden event

Ashbourne Young Writers’ – Seniors Group

Ashbourne Young Writers meets monthly at Ashbourne library led by Joe Marsh

Sessions take place on a Tuesday evening, 4.30-6:30pm.

The Seniors group is for Y8, Y9, Y10 and Y11)

For the juniors group (Y4, Y5, Y6 and Y7) click here.

Cost: £6 per session.

For more information, call 0115 7934110.


Upcoming Dates

  • 19/11/2019
  • 17/12/2019
  • 28/01/2020
  • 17/03/2020
  • 21/04/2020
  • 19/05/2020
  • 16/06/2020
  • 23/06/20 Poetry page to stage event
  • 21/07/2020


To register your place, click here

How to pay

For advice on how to pay, please click here.

Bursary Places

We offer a number of bursary places for all groups. Enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence and awarded to those with limited financial means. If you are in receipt of any kind of benefits, you could qualify. Please get in touch as soon as possible as an application may take a few days to process.

About the Lead Writer

JOE MARSH – First Story

Time and again I see that young writers just starting out already have the essence of their own unique voice. This voice is coupled with a freshness and vitality that comes from writing instinctively, and from not being caught up in complicated ideas of what ‘a writer’ can and can’t do.

Click here to read more