Young Writers' Groups

Writing East Midlands supports a network of five creative writing groups for young writers across the region

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The Writing School

Be inspired with a Writing East Midlands creative writing course

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The Writers' Conference 2020

Early bird tickets available until 30th November

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Mentoring 2019

The Writing East Midlands Mentoring Programme

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Aurora Prize for Writing 2019

Aurora Prize for Writing 2019 - open for submissions Monday 25th March

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Solstice Prize 2019

Our Short Story & Poetry Prize for Young Writers aged between 10 and 17 years old.

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Call for submissions George Eliot anthology of poetry

To celebrate the bicentenary of George Eliot’s birth (2019), we propose an anthology of poetry and prose poetry written in response to her work.Read More

Learn to Write to Commission - Arts Derbyshire

Arts Derbyshire is looking to commission 5 writers, working with Festivity and Derbyshire County Council in a project supported by Arts Council England. The commissions are open to poets and short story writers who will each work with a Derbyshire...Read More

Words on Water - Poetry Writing Workshop

Cost £22.15 to include tuition and afternoon tea. Ticket via Eventbrite meeting point and full info available when booking.Read More


An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Leicester

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Book launch for Magpie by Sophie Draper

Book Launch Party for Magpie by Sophie Draper Tues 26th Nov 2019, 6pm (till 7.30pm) at Waterstones, Derby, 78-80, St Peters Street, DE1 1SR There will be an author talk, Q&A, wine and nibbles and a chance to buy a signed book!Read More

Well, Dam!

Readings from a selection of the 101 (just a degree above boiling point) poets who have contributed to the anthology.Read More

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