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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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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Aurora Prize for Writing 2019

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

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Solstice Prize 2018

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

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Artist’s Residence Dilsberg - Writer in Residence Program

Work Grant awarded by the Kulturstiftung Rhein-Neckar-Kreis e.V. and Heidelberg UNESCO City of Literature for authors from UNESCO Cities of Literature. 1 February to 30 April 2020 Accommodation at the Dilsberg fortress near Heidelberg Subsistence allowance Pocket money Travel allowance...Read More

Aryamati Poetry Prize

Winning prize: 10 Fly on the Wall books worth £100 (4 hardback/paperbacks and 6 ebooks of winner's choice.) 250 copies of the winning poem printed on limited edition postcards A line by line edit of 10 poems of poet's choice. (Worth £50)Read More


WRITE TRACK SHORTS 2019-20 As part of the ongoing programme of new writing at the Palace, we are offering the opportunity for a maximum of four playwrights (aged 16 plus) based in the East Midlands to put forward a short...Read More


National Poetry Day 2019

The Soulful Group is an emerging social enterprise based in Leicester with an international footprint. We exist to promote the art & craft of poetry, spoken word & storytelling. Our purpose is to help make the world a more soulful place.Read More

Notts Print and Publishing Fair

Writers (including poets) will be selling books and doing short readings. The event is a great opportunity to sell work and to get your name out there- we'd love to have you!Read More

Paper Crane Poets: Showcase

Join Beeston Library’s newest resident poetry collective for a fantastic evening of original spoken word at Beeston Library.Read More

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