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Author Archive: Writing West Midlands

Creative Future Literary Awards Workshops

The Creative Future Literary Awards is a national literary competition and high profile awards ceremony which celebrates talented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance. Prizes are awarded in both poetry and short fiction, and include both cash and professional development activities. This year’s theme is ‘Impossible Things’. […]

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BBC Radio 4 commission: Something Understood

Over the last few weeks, we’ve worked with the BBC to commission two poets – Sibyl Ruth and Greg Leadbetter – to write some new poems for the BBC Radio 4 programme, Something Understood – the ethical and religious discussion programme which explores some of the bigger questions in life through music, prose and poetry. The episode of Something Understood featuring the new poems […]

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New Room 204 Cohort Revealed

We’re delighted to announce the 2015/16 intake for our Room 204 Writer Development Programme. This year we had 4 applications for every place we were able to offer, and the standard was so good we’ve actually decided to take on 17 writers instead of the usual 15. The Room 204 scheme, which is now in […]

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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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