Grass Roots Open Writers


  • To provide a safe and supportive environment, that helps our members to build their social skills, confidence and self-esteem, while improving their writing, reading and communication skills.

  • To organise writing workshops, social activities and networking events, produce our own literature and multimedia presentations.

  • To enable our members to find their own voice, experiment with new writing methods and explore different writing styles.

  • To help our members get actively involved with the planning, decision-making and running of GROW.

  • To promote GROW and publicise the work we do.

  • To offer training and support to help our members recognise the skills they already have, acquire new skills and to develop them further.

  • To assist our members to take part in social and writing activities that are organised by other local and national groups.

  • To encourage our members to help and support each other, and also to share their skills, knowledge and expertise when they feel ready and able to do so.

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