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ARTSWORDS, Swindon’s Literature Development Programme, is alive and well.

It works to organise, encourage, support, and run creative, entertaining, and educational word-based activities in town.

These include the following:

SWINDON ARTSWORDS READING GROUP – meets monthly to enjoy good book talk!

Regular READING GROUPS – in libraries and elsewhere!

A WRITERS’ CAFÉ, LIFE WRITING GROUPS, and MUM’S THE WORD WRITING GROUP – happen regularly, a chance to meet other writers, get guidance, be inspired, and write!

A MENTORING SERVICE for READERS and WRITERS – available on request!

For further information on any of the above, or any reading or writing related matters, contact Matt Holland on 01793 771080 or e-mail

ARTSWORDS is funded and supported by Arts Council England South West, Swindon Borough Council’s Culture Swindon, and Swindon Libraries Service.

Arts Council, Artswords, Swindon Borough Council

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Contact: Swindon Festival of Literature, Lower Shaw Farm, Shaw, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 5PJ Tel: 01793 771080 • E-mail: