Birmingham Poets Laureate

Could you be the next Birmingham Poet Laureate or Young Poet Laureate?
Apply by 13 August

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TLC Free Reads

Submissions open for free manuscript appraisal from The Literary Consultancy
Deadline: Monday 20 July, 12 noon

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Events, Short Courses & Workshops

Events and training for writers
July - October 2020

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Welcome to Writing West Midlands

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


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.



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 (this year: 22-26 July 2019 inclusive, in Wolverhampton.)



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



Birmingham Literature Festival runs with a full programme in October of each year. The next festival is in October 2020.




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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