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

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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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Dear Writer, APPLICATIONS FOR LEAD WRITERS YOUNG WRITER’S GROUPS DERBY, LEICESTER, LINCOLN & CORBY  We are looking for four writers to lead our groups of young writers during the forthcoming academic year. Please read the following information carefully and if...Read More

Artist’s Residence Dilsberg - Writer in Residence Program

Work Grant awarded by the Kulturstiftung Rhein-Neckar-Kreis e.V. and Heidelberg UNESCO City of Literature for authors from UNESCO Cities of Literature. 1 February to 30 April 2020 Accommodation at the Dilsberg fortress near Heidelberg Subsistence allowance Pocket money Travel allowance...Read More

Aryamati Poetry Prize

Winning prize: 10 Fly on the Wall books worth £100 (4 hardback/paperbacks and 6 ebooks of winner's choice.) 250 copies of the winning poem printed on limited edition postcards A line by line edit of 10 poems of poet's choice. (Worth £50)Read More


Effective Characterisation and Dialogue with Patsy Collins.

Afternoon workshop on effective characterisation & dialogue suitable for new, developing or experienced writers.Read More

Celebrate National Poetry Day with Nafeesa Hamid & Rupinder Kaur

Join us to celebrate National Poetry Day with…Read More

Unorthodox: LGBT+ Identity and Faith, a book launch with Sean Richardson and others

Sean Richardson (editor), the contributors and Five Leaves Bookshop invite you to the booklaunch of our new title Unorthodox: LGBT+ Identity and FaithRead More

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