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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Call for Submissions - 'Bollocks to Brexit: an Anthology of Poetry and Short Fiction'

We are looking for poems (40 lines or less) or short fiction (100 words or less) on the theme, "Bollocks to Brexit" for possible inclusion in an anthology. Please send the material to civicleicester@gmail.com by 11pm on 29 March 2019.Read More

There’s No Place Like Home: Justice, Migration & the Arts

Workshops led by poet and artist Daniele Pantano will connect East Midlands based emergent, writers to the ideas explored by Behrouz Boochani a Kurdish Iranian writer who sought refuge in Australia.Read More

Paid Spoken Word Commissions with John Berkavitch

2Funky Arts would like to commission 3 emerging spoken word artists to write new material and perform during the Festival2Funky . Mentored by John Berkavitch, these local writers will create, rehearse and debut new work (£350 per writer).Read More


The Invisible Translator

Talk and Q&A with translator Richard Dixon who has translated works from Italian into English by writers and poets including Umberto Eco and Roberto Calasso. Tickets cost £5.83 includes light refreshments.Read More

States of Independence

A book festival in a day.Read More

Book signing 'Abduction' by Patricia Kent

'Abduction' is a novella based on a true story set in Derbyshire in 1502, when Margaret Kebell was abducted from Blore Hall (near Ashbourne) and forced into marriage. a story of one woman's fight against the most powerful men of the time.Read More

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