Do contact us if you have an idea for a residency and we’ll be only too pleased to talk.
Residencies also play a large part in our work with young people. We not only inspire young people to take an interest in writing but we also give them a space to perform their work at the very popular Lyric Lounge spoken word festivals, which have traveled the region since 2009 as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
Finally, we work with partners to help put on all sorts of festivals ranging from Alt.Fiction which has made the East Midlands a destination for fans of horror, sci fi and fantasy writing, to Nottingham’s new Festival of Words which will hopefully become a prominent landmark in the national literature calendar over the next few years.
Take a look around our website to find out about the work we’re currently doing, or give us a call on 0115 9597929.
You can also find us at www.facebook.com/writingeastmidlands
Or join the conversation at twitter.com/WritingEM
We look forward to hearing from you!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Writing East Midlands supports, promotes and champions writing from the East Midlands to create opportunities for practising writers and to discover new writers of quality.
To do this we will:
- Find and develop new talent
- Raise awareness of writers and writing in the East Midlands
- Support publishers in the region
- Encourage writing from all cultural backgrounds
- Expand the writer economy in the region
- Develop partnerships and broker new relationships
- Promote East Midlands’ writers locally, nationally and internationally
- Provide information and support
We value openness, equal access to the means of creativity, freedom of expression and the removal of barriers to creative thought and writing. These values underpin the agency’s development work with writers, literature events, projects, and relationships with partners.
This means that we:
- Work with others to build a vibrant, viable writing economy
- Respect people and their endeavours
- Are committed to working in partnerships
- Work with integrity and openness