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Welcome to Writing West Midlands

We support creative writers and creative writing in the West Midlands region.

Developing Writers
Writers rarely land fully formed. They tend to need support, advice, editing, training, or just simple encouragement. Writing West Midlands provides all of this and more throughout the year and across the region, whether it be through workshops, Toolkit events, residencies and networking or creative development programmes like Room 204. We work with aspiring, emerging and established writers.

Young Writers
Whether or not they pursue it in later life, writing can be a brilliant way for young people to navigate the world around them and develop confidence. Through in-depth work with pupils and teachers, the Write On! programme helps to establish creative writing at the heart of the curriculum, while beyond the school gates our Young Writers’ Groups (formerly known as Writing Squads) and online magazine give aspiring writers the opportunity to road-test and showcase their work.

Festivals and Events
The writing process may be a solitary one, but every now and then literature needs to get out and socialise. Festivals are a forum for new voices, a place to discuss ideas, and a vital meeting place which can build momentum for the sector as a whole. As well as producing the annual Birmingham Literature Festival, bringing a host of respected and emerging talent to the city every autumn, we also collaborate with a rich calendar of other events across the region. Please visit our events page, by clicking here to see upcoming events.

Regional Activity
Our work with writers and audiences is only part of the picture. The West Midlands is blessed with some excellent talent, and there’s a whole ecosystem that can help it to flourish. Through partnerships with publishers, universities

 

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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.

Supported using public funding  by Arts Council England

 

                                                                    

Upcoming Events

World Book Night Quiz

April 23 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Writing West Midlands, Dudley Libraries and West Midlands Readers’ Network are working together to celebrate World Book ...

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