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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How to Develop Your Writer’s Voice

A writer’s voice is an elusive but essential hallmark to successful writing. But finding your voice can be difficult which is why we’ve asked author and creative writing tutor, Ian Douglas to help you recognise, develop and define yours.Read More

East Midlands Poetry Catalogue

CivicLeicester is putting together a catalogue of East Midlands poets and their work. We are asking all who have an interest in poetry to go through the list and add all missing East Midlands poets and their work.Read More

Audio Drama Awards - open for submissions

Writer of Audio Drama? Apply now to the SoA Audio Drama Awards for a chance to win £3,000 (closes 6th October 2019).Read More


Poetry Aloud at Stuff of Life 2019

Poetry Aloud stage at the Stuff of Life Festival 2019. 19 quality poetry voices, plus open mics session for both Young Voices and over 25's. Sign up on the day. Lovely community festival which runs from 12 - 6, culminating in the parade.Read More

Backpack to the Moon

Hazel Warren launches To See The Moon and Lytisha Tunbridge launches a Backpack on his Backpack at this joint event entitled Backpack to the Moon. Open mic plus featured sets from Frank McMahon and Korapoetry for Lytisha and Jude Winwood.Read More

In conversation with Ariane Banks

Ariane Bankes will be in discussion with our Les Hurst about the new edition of Arthur Koestler’s ‘Darkness at Noon’ and D J Taylor’s ‘Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature 1939-1951’. Ariane is the niece of Arthur Koestler, who marriedRead More

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