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Young Writers' Groups

Writing East Midlands supports a network of five creative writing groups for young writers across the region

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Writer Mentoring Scheme

Our mentoring scheme will offer support and advice to 3 writers who demonstrate great promise and commitment.

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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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It's Our Write Toolkit

It’s Our Write is a practical guide to engaging Roma and other EAL (English as an additional language) pupils with creative writing.

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Solstice Prize 2017

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

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Opportunities

2017 Derby Book Festival Flash Fiction Competition

There are two age categories – under 16s and over 16s. The winners will be invited to an event in QUAD, Derby on Tuesday 11th April. All entries must be submitted online via the form on the Festival website.Read More

We are looking for a freelance learning resource writer!

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to make their mark in one of the UNESCO Creative Cities at a time of significant development. Improving literacy forms a major programme of our work. Download the brief.Read More

ELOUISE MAKES COMPETITION: BE PAID TO WRITE!

Be paid to write short stories thanks to this fantastic new competition from The Student Wordsmith and Elouise Makes!Read More

Events

Write On A Leicester Writers' Showcase

Welcome to Leicester an anthology of poetry celebrating the city will be the first event in the new Write On, A Leicester Writers' Showcase at Central Library 18 January 2017 from 6.30pm.Read More

Crosswords Spoken Word Open Mic

Crosswords is a local spoken word open mic night, that takes place in the caves underneath the Malt Cross Pub on St James’ Street. There are plenty of open mic slots and a featured poet every month! Join us on Weds 8th Feb 2017Read More

Costa Book Award Shortlist Evening

Join is for an evening of brilliant book chat as our panel discuss the five category winners in the running for the Costa Book Award. Will they agree with the judges, whose official announcement is due on 31 January? . . .Read More

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