Category Literature

Join Southside Producers!

The Old Rep and Beatfreeks, in association with MAIA Creatives, are looking for passionate people aged 16 to 25, from all our communities, to from the most diverse young producers group the city has ever seen. Southside Producers’ first project will be to produce a festival-style launch event for the Year of Arts and Young […]

Poetry by Heart: Birmingham & West Midlands Final 5th Feb

The pioneering poetry recitation competition is back! On Friday 5 February, young people from across Birmingham, the Black Country and Staffordshire will compete to recite two poems from memory. The judges are writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie, theatre performer Rochi Rampal and lecturer in Primary ITE at the University of Birmingham Dr Josie Brady.   […]

Birmingham Young Writers’ Groups Monthly Sats

Learn new creative writing skills, be inspired and develop confidence at the Birmingham Young Writers’ Groups for those aged 8 – 16. Led by professional writers, groups meet monthly on Saturdays for two hours from September to June at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ikon Gallery, Newman University and Winterbourne House. Booking is required, find […]

Birmingham Young Writers’ Group Showcase 20th March

Birmingham Young Writers’ Group Showcase: Bournville Children’s Book Festival 20th March 2016 2pm – 4pm Come and celebrate the region’s up and coming young writers with this event featuring new poetry, prose and performance writing. Performers will be members of Writing West Midlands’ Write On! Young Writers’ Groups (aged 8 – 11) from Birmingham, and […]

Write On! Magazine Submissions

Bring your best writing and discover what it’s like writing for a magazine! You will also learn how to make your work stand out and how to work with an editor, how to revise and develop your writing. Write On! Magazine is a project from Writing West Midlands to showcase the writing of children and […]

Fables & Fairy Tales 13th August

Fables & Fairy Tales Family Fun Day with Black Country Living Museum at Winterbourne We’re joined by the Black Country Living Museum to continue our celebration of Edwardian literature, with a day of children activities inspired by Edwardian children’s literature, with storytelling, arts and craft activities and trails. Saturday 13th August 11am – 4pm (last entry […]