Well, no-one's asked them yet, but just in case you're curious, here are some of the things we think you might want to know about PWN and our parent organisation.
Who Are You?
Preston Writing Network is a blog. It's a facebook group. It's a newsletter, a voice on twitter and a community of individuals, writing circles, and agencies. PWN puts Preston's diverse and vibrant literary culture on the map. It exists in the ether as the on-line writing strand of They Eat Culture.
They Eat Culture? What's that?
They Eat Culture is an arts development company run from the Continental Arts Space in Broadgate, set up and managed by Ruth Heritage. The writing and literature strand of They Eat Culture is looked after by the Writing Development Co-ordinator, Jenn Ashworth.
What do you do, exactly?
They Eat Culture wants to promote and develop new writing in Preston. That's why we've set up the Preston Writing Network – as an on-line portal of information, a place to network and an arena for Preston's writing communities to come out of the woodwork and start talking to each other.
So you're just a website?
No - it isn't all happening on-line. We also exist in the real world, hosting creative writing workshops, setting up a regular live literature night: administrating projects and working collaboratively with the other strands of They Eat Culture.
What else is going on?
We're also planning a monthly live literature night (as yet unnamed) hosted by Preston Writing Network and held in the New Continental Arts Space. It's a fresh combination of performed poetry and prose, live, local music, short film screenings and exhibition space run around a theme. We aim to deliver a varied menu of arts entertainment for your consumption, with the focus firmly on words and new writing.