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Author Archive: Writing West Midlands

Writing West Midlands New Staff Announcement

  Writing West Midlands, the regional literature development agency, is pleased to announce Olivia Chapman is to join the organisation as PR and Communications Manager. Olivia joins Writing West Midlands from New Writing North, based in Newcastle, where she was Communications Manager for 7 years. Prior to that, Olivia worked at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency and […]

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Top Tips for Young Writers: Part 1

  In the run up to our third Young Writers’ Week and Festival, we’ve asked Page Talk’s featured lead writers to share their tips and stories on making a career out of creative writing. In this two part article, previous National Poetry Slam Champion Stephen Morrison-Burke, Doctor Who script writer William Gallagher, Science Fiction author […]

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Job Opportunity: PR & Communications Manager

Job Title:                             PR & Comms Manager Job Terms:                         Permanent Responsible To:               Programmes Director Hours:                                  2.5 days/ week (hours are flexible including some evenings and weekends – time off in lieu will be given).                  Office Base:                        Birmingham, UK Salary:                                  £22 – £25,000 pro rata dependent on experience. Start Date:                          […]

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Our shop is now available online!

If you’re looking for some locally produced Christmas gifts or perhaps a treat for yourself, look no further than our new online shop! Featuring our West Midlands Writers’ Map tea towel which was designed and made in Birmingham, A Midlands Odyssey: a book featuring a collection of tales from the Odyssey, commissioned by Writing West […]

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Full programme for The Writers’ Toolkit is out now!

  The Writers’ Toolkit is an annual writer networking conference for emerging and established writers. Run by Writing West Midlands, the region’s literature development agency, the conference takes place over one day and offers writers the pick of sixteen sessions with industry professionals. The conference is a wonderful opportunity for writers to meet, share ideas […]

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Coaching for Creatives

Writing West Midlands is working with Creative Coach Steph Vidal-Hall on a new programme called Coaching for Creatives. Writing West Midlands has helped identify two regional writers who may benefit from the scheme. Full confirmed details to be released once the scheme begins in Autumn 2014. What is Coaching for Creatives? Coaching for Creatives is […]

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Getting the Page to Talk

Back in May, a group of aspiring young writers participated in a month of creative writing workshops in an attempt to create enough original writing to fill an entire day. On Sunday 8 June 2014 the Royal Shakespeare Company played host to Writing West Midlands’ first Young Writers’ Festival. Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, […]

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Sian’s Exit Blog Post

As I approach the end of my last day at Writing West Midlands, I am looking back over the past couple of years. Having started before I’d properly even left university, I was just excited to be contributing my efforts to the world of literature. However, I could never have known just how wonderful it […]

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