Our Mission

The Windows Project was created in 1976 by poets and writers, in order to introduce marginalised groups to the power of language as a creative tool and registered as a charity in 1981.

Run by writers with over thirty years experience of work in the community our workshops use a game based approach to evoke creativity and take place in many different settings across the Northwest.

We strive to support writers across Merseyside through the Writing Advice Desk which offers free professional advice for script-writers, storytellers, poets and more.

Windows also ensures the voices of the marginalised groups we work with are heard by publishing their work in booklet form, as well as publishing our long running small press poetry magazine Smoke

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School Workshops and Community Outreach

Our game-based approach has proved successful not only in playschemes all over the region and beyond but also developments, in youth clubs, schools, libraries, colleges, day centres for elderly or disabled and residential institutions for care or custody.

The Windows Project runs sessions in places not normally associated with education, many specifically directed to people with mental or physical difficulties and also for children and young people in areas designated as educationally deprived.


Writer Development

The Project has also sought into improve the availability of advice and assistance to developing writers. 

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The Project publishes work in booklets from workshops with people of all ages, as well as producing the well respected Smoke magazine ; a publicity facility for local small press publishing; and provides events, readings and talks by visiting writers.