TLC Free Reads

Submissions open for free manuscript appraisal from The Literary Consultancy
Deadline: 31 October

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Half term creative writing training for 15-19 year olds

Learn how to select, perform, edit and publish your poems and stories online.
1 & 2 November, Birmingham

Book Here

Writing Short Courses: coming up

New Autumn/Winter 2018 season on sale

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Welcome to Writing West Midlands

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

WRITERS: We run workshops, conferences, residencies and networking throughout the year, as well as the creative development programme Room 204. We hold a range of writing workshops and short courses, as well as host writers from all over the globe.


YOUNG PEOPLE: Through our Spark Young Writers Programme, we provide schools with writers, run 19 monthly creative writing groups across the west midlands and hold a yearly summer school.



READERS: Through partnerships with publishers, universities, galleries, libraries and many others, we nurture readers as much as writers.



CELEBRATING WORDS: Birmingham Literature Festival runs with a full programme in October of each year. It also holds a short run of events in April. The next festival is 4-14 October 2018.




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

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