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The Mentoring Scheme

Our mentoring scheme is an invaluable resource for writers, pairing mentees with professional writers of various genres and forms. Deadline for this application window is 31st July 2015.

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Lyric Lounge

The Lyric Lounge is a travelling spoken word festival bringing international artists to share the stage with local performers in a vibrant celebration of lyrical prose, music and rhyme.

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Writers' Directory

Join hundreds of East Midlands' writers in our free directory

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Young Writers Groups

Young Writers Groups are creative writing groups for children and young people interested in any kind of creative writing, from poems and plays to stories and songs.

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East Midlands Book Award

The prestigious East Midlands Book Awards celebrates the best of the region’s writing.

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Write Here! Residencies

Write Here is Writing East Midlands' Writer in Residence Programme.

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The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015 is now open for entries! We are looking for the best poets aged 11-17 from across the world. Poems can be of any length, in any style and on any theme. For full details visit www.foyleyoungpoets.Read More

Writing about Art commission (Under 26s)

The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln, announce new paid opportunity for a writer under the age of 26 to create unique piece of writing for an exhibition.Read More

Submit to Popshot Magazine's 'Curious' issue

The Illustrated Magazine of New Writing is now open for short fiction and poetry submissions for its forthcoming fourteenth issue, on the theme of 'Curious'.Read More


Crop Over

Crop-Over: We are looking for Performers of every variety i.e Performance Artists, Spoken Word Artists, Musicians, Singers, Musicians and Dancers that may explore themes involving Summer, Festivals, Caribbean Culture, Identity or Heritage.Read More

Everybody's Reading Festival

ER is about communities and we know that the best people to reach into the heart of those communities are the people who live and work in them. We use communities as both organising partners and attendees.Read More

Southwell Library Poetry Festival 2015

Don't miss this year's Southwell Library Poetry Festival. Highlights include an evening with poet and comedian John Hegley (tickets are selling fast!), plus live music with a difference from the fabulous music and poetry band LiTTLe MaCHiNeRead More

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