Coronavirus and Writing East Midlands Activities:

Like many organisations we are following the latest Government and Public Health England advice about responding to Covid-19. This means that we are suspending all public activity until after the end of April. We will then review the situation and be back in touch with the writers, younger and older, who support our work.

This includes:

• The Writer’s Conference

· Young Writers’ groups in all areas

• Writing School Leicester and Nottingham courses

• Routes to Writing development workshops

Arrangements will be made to refund monies where appropriate, or option credit notes for future activity, where activity is indeed cancelled and not postponed. If you need conversation around this please refer to the contact details below.

The office will only be staffed sporadically for the time being as we are establishing home working. This will mean that calls will not be regularly picked up so please email us instead and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can, but do bear with us.

Contact details: • Finance and refunds contact Heather – finance@writingeastmidlands.co.uk

• Marketing, communications, events, and website contact Gary – marketing@writingeastmidlands.co.uk

• On-going projects such as Elder Tree, all Writer Residencies, Oral History of the Menopause, Writing Off Hate, contact aimee@writingeastmidlands.co.uk

• The Writers’ Conference, contact Anne – TWC@writingeastmidlands.co.uk

• Children and Young People groups and projects contact Sian –education@writingeastmidlands.co.uk

• Writing School short courses contact Clare – writingschool@writingeastmidlands.co.uk

• Funding queries and support, project development, and partnerships, and the organisation as a whole contact Henderson – henderson@writingeastmidlands.co.uk

• General queries to info@writingeastmidlands.co.uk

We will gradually be moving more activity on-line as we develop more capacity. So do look out for new activity to keep our creative spirits up and sustain the relationships that you’ve made with us and each other.

Follow us on Twitter @WritingEM and Facebook WritingEM if you don’t already, where we will be sharing as much online-accessible content for writers as possible.

Stay well.

Henderson, Aimee, Heather, Sian, Anne, Gary and Clare.