Making community
literary projects 


Devising and producing events for local councils and organisations such as: 'The Empty Chair Poetry Trail' (Medway Council, 2020-21), 'Welcome to Cloisterham' (Medway Council, 2021, 2022).


Producing community events and projects, such as: An Assemblance of Judicious Heretics (2021, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014), Confluence: Plant; Grow; Nurture (ACE funded, 2017-18)


Wordsmithery publishes short runs of poetry and plays, plus a literary magazine, Confluence.

We also run the Rosemary McLeish Poetry Prize.


Acting as creative project managers and literary engagement specialists for other arts organizations and projects: 'Cabbage Island' (Icon Theatre, 2018), 'Welcome Project' (Medway Council, 2022).

The Rosemary McLeish Prize 2021 Anthology

You can buy the Prize Anthology here

All 20 longlisted poems included, plus two never heard before poems by Rosemary McLeish.

Winning poems: 

1st Place - Owl Pellet at Grey Wethers – Sue Proffitt

2nd Place - Bringing the outside in – Bronach Rae

3rd Place - High Water – Helen Kay

Highly Commended:  Ambisagrus – Sam Hickford and Oak, at Lammas – Lauren Mason

Commended: On Knowing When It's Time - Veronica Aaronson and  Rewild – Philip Kane

Final Shortlist: Apples – Sarah Tait, Owls – Gareth Writer-Davies and The Drawer Under the Hill – Anthony Watts


I Am The Road With Its Worn, White Lines – Sarah L Dixon
Stone And Ash – Mary Anne Smith Sellen
West Coast Return – KF MacCarthy

This Island Anyway – Jennifer A McGowan
Nimbostratus – Helen Moore
Perfecting Your Collection – Roger Elkin
After Eirlys – Chris Kinsey
On The Road To Kochi, Shikoku, Japan – Margaret Beston
Birdgirl – Rebecca Lehmann
The Yew Trees – Corinna Board


Congratulations everyone!

Rosemary McLeish anthology cover