Welcome to the Poised Pen Website

Welcome to the official website of the Poised Pen, a writing group of Liverpool. Below, you will find the news and off to the left the links.


Tony O'Neill, Vanessa Lester and Robert Edge collect the Poised Pen's Highly Commended Certificate for our anthology, 'Half Baked' at NAWG's Festival of Writing at Warwick University on 5th September.

Tony was also runner up in the Memoir section and performed poetry at After Dinner Sparkles, from his collection Buddha in a Hat and other poems. He was the star of the show.


Poised Pen are proud to announce that our third anthology Half Baked, has received a Highly Commended award in the anthology category from the National Association of Writers' Groups (NAWG). We will be collecting our certificate at the Gala Dinner at NAWG's Open Festival of Writing, which takes place at Warwick University on the 4-6th September. We are thrilled that our hard work and the quality of our talented groups writing, has been acknowledged in this way.

If that wasn't exciting enough our very own Tony O'Neill has also been shortlisted in the memoir category. Well done Tony, we will be cheering you on, at the Gala Dinner. 

Words from Nowhere and Out of Our Minds now available on Amazon Kindle.

On the 12th July 2015 our first two anthologies, Words from Nowhere and Out of Our Minds became available to buy on Amazon Kindle for only £1.99 each. We are so proud of the wonderful writing in both that we felt it was time to give them a wider audience.  For details of all our anthologies check out our publications page. 

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