Our next Writer Networking event is a special British Asian Writers Networking Morning taking place on Saturday 15 March, 10.30am - 12.30pm at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
The Birmingham Independent Book Fair returns for 2014 at the Ikon Gallery, Saturday 12 April.
Tickets are now on sale for the next in the series of Stuart Maconie and Friends events. Taking place at the Library of Birmingham on Tuesday 1 April, this event launches the exciting new season of Writing West Midlands.
Who we are:
Writing West Midlands is the literature development agency for the West Midlands. We support creative writers and creative writing in the region.
What we do:
We work with aspiring, emerging and established Writers to help them sustain their creative careers by offering training sessions, advice and networking opportunities, including through our Room 204 Writer Development Programme.
We work with Young Writers & Schools through our Write On! Programme, giving children and young people the opportunity to develop their interests in creative writing. This includes working with Writers in Schools to bring professional writers into classrooms, our out-of-school creative writing groups, Write On! Young Writers (formerly Writing Squads), and our online project, Write On! Magazine.
Our Festivals & Events programme builds audiences for literature, including work by writers in our region. This includes the Birmingham Literature Festival, and also works with a network of literature and spoken word festivals across the region.
We run a programme of Workshops, both as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival and across the year. These are for aspiring, emerging and established writers and some are run in partnership with the National Association for Writers in Education.
We also work to make the West Midlands the best region in which to be involved in creative writing and literature. This includes supporting a network of Independent Publishers, working with Universities that teach creative writing, and brokering new opportunities for writers.
If you would like to receive our programme of events and opportunities and find out what else is happening in the region, please join our Mailing List.
Writing West Midlands is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.
Writing West Midlands is registered in England as a Company Limited under Guarantee No. 6264124. Registered Charity No. 1147710.
Writing West Midlands, Unit 204, The Custard Factory
Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA, UK
Main Tel: 0121 246 2770
Fax: 0121 246 2771