The Writer’s Den is back for 2018

Saturday June 16th at the University of Derby

There will be music journalism for aspiring rock hacks, performance poetry with a national slam champion and fabulous fiction with an awesome author… more details to follow shortly.

Book now to avoid disappointment. £18.00 for a big fat day at the Den (bursary places available, please email for details.)

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 “It’s amazing and so much fun” – Young Writer’s Den writer

We are delighted to bringing The Writer’s Den, our flagship non-residential creative writing retreat for 9-14 year olds, back to Derby Book Festival in 2017!

“It ROCKS!” Young Writer’s Den writer


The Writer’s Den is a gymnasium for the imagination. You’ll take part in creative writing workshops, performances, competitions and games all delivered by professional writers and designed to keep you inventing and imagining long after the Den closes. You’ll meet lots of other people your age who love writing too and you’ll leave the Den with new friends and new skills.


“Really great for improving your skills and trying new types of writing” Young Writer’s Den writer

We’ll round off the day with a special performance by Joshua Seigal, an award winning poet for children and author of two poetry collections published by Bloomsbury. Mums, Dads, grandparents, brothers and sisters are all able to come and join us for his performance. If you can’t wait for June, you can find out a little bit more about Joshua, and make your own Joshua Seigal, here:  http://poetryzone.co.uk/interviews/make-joshua-seigal/ (We think you’ll agree we’re going to have LOTS of fun!)

“Definitely go because it’s really fun!”

email-iconIf you have any questions or would like to know more, please email education@writingeastmidlands.co.uk
or call Writing East Midlands on 0115 959 7929.


WEM Logo small webThe Writer’s Den is a Writing East Midlands project. We are grateful to all our partners for supporting the Writer’s Den, including Arts Council England (funder), The University of Derby (Founding Partner) and Derby Book Festival (Programming Partner).