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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The Writers' Conference 2020

Tickets now on sale!

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Mentoring 2019

The Writing East Midlands Mentoring 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 2019

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

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Phoenix Writes One Act Playwriting Competition

The Congleton based Phoenix Theatre Company has recently announced their new One Act playwriting Competition for 2020, whichis open to playwrights across the UK. This is a great opportunity to submit your one act play and have the possibiliRead More

Dial-a-Poem Student Poetry Competition

Dial-a-Poem is a nationwide student poetry competition with over £1000 in National Book Tokens to be won, which seeks poems on the theme of 'calling' for a mobile app launching at the Science MuseumRead More

Theatre503 Playwriting Award

The 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award is for debut writers of all ages. The winning play receives £6,000 with a guaranteed production. AWARD OPENS FOR ENTRIES FROM 1ST FEBRUARY TO 29TH FEBRUARY 2020 VIA THE THEATRE503 WEBSITERead More


Poetry from Helen Mort

Not quite sure how Helen Mort has not read in the shop before, but here she is now!Read More

A Beautiful Way to be Crazy - A Poetry Reading with Genevieve Carver

A Beautiful Way to be Crazy: A poetry reading with Genevieve Carver (minus The Unsung band) and Open Mic. Tickets are £5 including a drink. You can purchase your tickets and sign up for the open mic through Scarthin Books via nickscarthin@gRead More

Five Leaves open book group discusses Kintu by Jennifer Makumbi

Attendance is free, refreshments are provided.Read More

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