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Young Writers' Groups

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

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Writer Mentoring Scheme

Our mentoring scheme will offer support and advice to 3 writers who demonstrate great promise and commitment.

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Writers' Directory

Join hundreds of East Midlands' writers in our free directory

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Write Here! Residencies

Write Here is Writing East Midlands' Writer in Residence Programme.

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It's Our Write Toolkit

It’s Our Write is a practical guide to engaging Roma and other EAL (English as an additional language) pupils with creative writing.

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East Midlands Book Award

The prestigious East Midlands Book Awards celebrates the best of the region’s writing.

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Writer in Residence Opportunity (Paid)

Writing East Midlands and Nottingham Contemporary are seeking two writers in residence as part of our Write Here residency programme.Read More

Mslexia Children's Novel Competition 2016

Mslexia Children's Novel Competition 2016 is open for novels of at least 15,000 words for children or YA, by unpublished women writers. First prize: £5,000. Closing date: 19 September.Read More

International Rubery Book Award

PRIZES Book of the Year £1500 (approx  2000 US$; 1800€) The winning book will be read by a top London Literary Agent   Plus a minimum of the 3 category winners each winning £150 (approx 200$, 180€)   Closing date 31st March 2017  Read More


Word Wise

Word wise #1 Featuring Andrew Mulletproof Graves, Joolz Denby, Matt Clegg, Sophie Sparham, Benjamin Knight, Plus Open Mic! Hosted by Jamie ThrasivoulouRead More

Journeys Pop-up Poems Library

The Journeys Poem Library will pop up at Leicester Railway Station during the Everybody's Reading Festival 1-9 October 2016 featuring take-away postcards with poems from "Over Land Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge" (Five Leaves)Read More

Welcome to Leicester poetry anthology launch

Poetry anthology, "Welcome to Leicester" will be launched at the African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Road, Leicester LE1 0ND from 7pm on Friday 7 October 2016 during the Everybody's Reading Festival. Free entry.Read More

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