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Tell Me On A Sunday

We know you have a story in you. Unleash it. Conjure a memory, recent or ancient, good or bad. Tell it to yourself, re-tell it, hone it, cut it, embellish it. Pitch it to us. Get on stage and tell it.  Tell Me On A Sunday, our popular story telling series organised in collaboration with Ikon, […]

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Bham Lit Fest Workshop: Memoir and Autobiographical Writing (SOLD OUT)

Sunday 29th April, 10:30am – 12:30pm Curzon Building, Birmingham City University £20 / £16 THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Tickets and more information here. Autobiography and memoir are two of the most widely read and fastest-evolving forms of literature. From confessional letters and diary entries to prize-winning non-fiction and celebrity tell-alls, these genres of literature […]

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The Writers’ Toolkit 2012

The Writers’ Toolit 2012 took place on Saturday 17 November at South & City College Birmingham (Digbeth campus). Supported by Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society – Protecting and Promoting Authors’ Rights.   The Writers’ Toolkit is our annual writer networking day. The day is aimed at emerging and established writers and is an excellent opportunity […]

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Story Guidance for Writing and Performance

HEART! That’s what Tell Me On a Sunday is about: stories told from the heart to touch the heart of everyone listening. And although it’s a live performance event, stories really are the living, beating heart of the project. So we are looking for wondrous stories and great people to tell them. Do I need […]

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Room at the Top: A Writer’s Week in the Rotunda

We asked Birmingham Poet Laureate, Richard O’Brien, to tell us a bit about his residency in the Rotunda in central Birmingham, which he did in January 2019.   If you spend much time in Birmingham and you’re anything like me, ‘what actually goes on in the Rotunda?’ will undoubtedly be one of your biggest questions […]

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Diverse Histories

Writing West Midlands has teamed up with Speaking Volumes to collect stories from Birmingham residents who emigrated to the UK in the 1960s from across the Caribbean. Working with a group of people in Handsworth over 4 weeks – who are in their 80s and 90s and none of whom are writers –  journalist, historian […]

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Birmingham Literature Festival

Venues across Birmingham This year, Birmingham Literature Festival turns 20. From a tiny series of events back in 1998, the festival is now week-long book bonanza in October every year which takes over the city of Birmingham, which celebrates great writers, performers, thinkers and speakers. This year, the festival runs 7-15 October 2017. We’re delighted that Virgin Trains has joined us […]

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Festival Book Group books

  As part of the Birmingham Literature Festival 2015, we will be hosting a trio of Festival Book Groups. Purchase all three books together for a special price of £18 or you can buy them individually for £6 and £7. Timed to be a literary aperitif, you can come along to one of our informal […]

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Page Talk 2014

New for 2014, Writing West Midlands presents a creative writing project for young writers aged 12 – 16 called Page Talk.  Young people will participate in creative workshops led by established professional writers to produce unique and exciting pieces of writing.  There will be three Page Talk’s in 2014, at the end of each of the […]

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