Spread the Word

Spread the Word

Project overview

Poetry sessions running in local Rotherham libraries.

Spread The Word… is a poetry project that started in Wath and has extended right across the town. It is about creating a safe space to share stories and begin to express those stories through talking, listening and writing. No prior experience is needed and if you are thinking ” I can’t write” then this space might be just for you!

No prior experience is needed and if you are thinking " I can't write" then this space might be just for you!

All free, just turn up and be a part of the day.


The sessions are led by local poet Vic Leeson:

"Over the course of five or six sessions my intention is that we can all create a space together where we share stories with each other. Some of that sharing may be creative writing as well as sharing through talking and listening. You do not need to have any prior writing experience and if you are thinking, “I can’t write” then this space might just be for you.

Each of the sessions will include a space to talk to each other as well as some really gentle creative writing exercises to help us put pen to paper. You may write a few words, you may write a full poem or even a paragraph describing something important to you. We can allow some time and space to share our writing if we choose to and we can also share how it is to be in a space sharing our stories and writing on the page."

Any questions email Katie at: [email protected]

Mowbray Gardens Library

    • 7th July, 1.15pm - 3.15pm
    • 28th July, 1.15pm - 3.15pm
    • 18th August, 1.15pm - 3.15pm
    • 15th September, 1.15pm - 3.15pm

Dinnington Library

  • 7th July, 10am-12pm
  • 28th July, 10am - 12pm
  • 18th August, 10am - 12pm
  • 15th September, 10am - 12pm

Rawmarsh Library

  • 10th July, 10am - 12pm
  • 31st July, 10am - 12pm
  • 21st August, 10am - 12pm
  • 18th September, 10am - 12pm

MORE Projects



PIF PAF theatre performing toast infront of Catcliffe Cone. A tall brick cone on a sunny day on green grass. Three performers playing musical instruments from a cart.

PIF PAF Theatre – Toast visits Rotherham

On a sunny weekend in the middle of May, PIF PAF theatre brought flying pancakes, singing, dancing, …

PIF PAF Theatre – Toast visits Rotherham Read More »

Women of Rotherham

Women of Rotherham was a project designed to engage women in the build-up to the WOW festival …

Women of Rotherham Read More »

Flux Upon Dearne

Flux Upon Dearne is a 15-minute audio walk on what was the site of Wath Main Colliery, …

Flux Upon Dearne Read More »

Skip to content