Author Archive: Liv Chapman

News and Opportunities for Writers: June 2020

With many events and festivals cancelled, the writing community has transferred a lot of its activity online. Search on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #amwriting or similar and you’ll find lots of resources.  News from Room 204: Annabel Brightling (2019 intake) and her writing group Script Sirens have a produced a four-part dark comedy […]

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Writing West Midlands reveals the 2020 cohort of Room 204

We are delighted to announce the new cohort of 15 Room 204 writers-in-development, who join over 130 others who have been part of the scheme since its inception in 2012. Every year, Writing West Midlands opens its doors to submissions from emerging writers from across the West Midlands region, writing in all genres, from poetry […]

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Coronavirus: suspension of all events till May

In line with the Government and Public Health England’s advice of Monday 16 March, we are suspending all public activity due to take place in March and April. This includes: All Spark Young Writers’ groups meeting across the region Short courses and writing workshops for adult writers Room 204 writer in development gatherings Everyone with […]

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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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TLC Free Reads

We’re open to submissions for this year’s TLC Free Reads! The deadline for submissions is Monday 2 December 2019, 12 noon.   What is it? Supported by Writing West Midlands, the TLC Free Reads scheme is a free manuscript assessment for writers on a low income and/or who are under-represented in publishing. The TLC Free […]

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