Author Archive: Writing West Midlands

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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Writing West Midlands to remain in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio 2015 -18

Writing West Midlands, the literature development and delivery agency for the region, has been selected by Arts Council England to receive regular funding for a further three years as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), from April 2015. For 2015-16, 670 organisations will receive funding, to a total tune of £339.5 million. As an NPO, Writing […]

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Mother Tongue Other Tongue

We are working with Routes into Languages West Midlands at Aston University, Birmingham to bring a new multilingual poetry competition that celebrates cultural diversity and the many languages currently spoken in schools across the UK. Mother Tongue Other Tongue gives secondary school students the opportunity to practise and improve their foreign language skills (any language […]

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World Book Night 2014

This year we were looking forward to celebrating World Book night by having a literary quiz at Dudley Library, in partnership with West Midlands Readers’ Network, and we were not disappointed! Teams were welcomed with a glass of wine and some beautiful (and delicious) cupcakes that the library staff had saved for us, and soon […]

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Season Launch: A Review

Feeling uninspired with writing I sought inspiration from those in the know at ‘Stuart Maconie & Friends’, at the Library of Birmingham. Conveniently, this event also got under way Writing West Midlands exciting 2014 new season. It got off to a folksy vibe with Paul Murphy’s opening musical entree, unexpected but delightful, and then the […]

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Team Up for World Book Night Quiz

Wednesday 23 April 2014, 7 – 9pm Dudley Library, Reading Room, St. James’ Road, Dudley, DY1 1HR Writing West Midlands, Dudley Libraries and West Midlands Readers’ Network are working together to celebrate World Book Night 2014. As thousands of books are given away across the region and the UK, we invite you to join us to […]

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