Author Archive: Writing West Midlands

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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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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Page Talk – by Jess Webb

I came across Page Talk by chance. I picked up a flyer at the very bottom of a pile of ‘furniture removal’ leaflets and knew straight away I had to enter. I knew my chances were slim, what with me not being from around here but nether the less I entered. I was ecstatic the […]

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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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