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

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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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Apples and Snakes - Producer (Midlands) Part-Time Job Opportunity

Apples and Snakes – Producer (Midlands) – Part-time £25K FTE pro rata part time 0.6 FTE, i.e. 21 hours per week. Apples and Snakes, the leading organisation for spoken word poetry, seeks a dynamic, creative and efficient producer to join...Read More

Nottingham Playhouse - Call Out For Playwright

Nottingham Playhouse is looking for an East Midlands writer to commission a version of Pinocchio for the 2019/20 Neville Studio Christmas show.Read More


If The Trees Could Talk is an exciting, new storytelling and performance project with the LGBT+ community in South Derbyshire and beyond that creates a series of original ‘fairy tales’ exploring their relationship with the trees and woods.Read More


Young Writers Workshop with Author Darren Simpson

YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP WITH AUTHOR DARREN SIMPSON On Saturday 22nd June, join children’s author Darren Simpson for a young writer’s workshop at Nottingham Central Library – as we get ready for National Writing Day (June 26th). If the weather suits,...Read More

Five Leaves Book Group: Scavengers by Darren Simpson

Our book group is open, and you can come to one event or them all. All we ask is you read the book in advance. Free, refreshments providedRead More

Robert Chandler on Vasily Grossman and Stalingrad

Robert Chandler is the translator of both Grossman books and many other Russian books. In this event he will talk about Grossman’s life and work and the literature of the former Soviet Union.Read More

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