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University of Birmingham confirms 3 years of support for National Writers’ Conference

University of Birmingham confirms 3 years of support for National Writers’ Conference The University of Birmingham has confirmed it will continue its support for the annual National Writers’ Conference, run by Writing West Midlands. Previously The Writers’ Toolkit, The National Writers’ Conference is the annual focus for writers in the Midlands and beyond, attracting over […]

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Short Courses: Winter 2017 / Spring 2018

With small groups of 18 max, and 10 hours of teaching split into weekly 2-hour classes, our short courses are the ideal way to hone your existing skills or stretch yourself with a new genre. Run at the Birmingham & Midland Institute, our short courses are easily accessible from any of the major public transport hubs […]

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News from Room 204

Our Room 204 writers have been busy over the last few months, with a flurry of good news just recently. Here’s the latest: Romalyn Ante’s debut poetry collection, Rice & Rain, is out from V. Press in August 2017. Jane Commane says that the poems in Rice & Rain are “…poised and balanced perfectly, alive with their own irresistible […]

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News and opportunities for writers: August

To cut down on lengthy emails, this will now be posted here rather than emailed out to the mailing list every month.   Here’s our monthly round-up of what’s going on in the month of August across the region:   Opportunities: The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017 is open for entries, presenting an opportunity for […]

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WWM is READ ON! EU Project Partner

Writing West Midlands is one of seven partners in READ ON!, an ambitious three-year project to respond to the interests of young people in creative writing and creative reading. The project is funded by the European Union through its Creative Europe Culture funding project, and the partners are literature festivals and similar organisations in Norway, […]

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Writing West Midlands secures NPO funding til 2022

We’re delighted that we’ve had our Arts Council England NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) funding renewed for the next round, which secures our work through to April 2022. This will allow us to continue our work with writers, young writers and readers across the West Midlands region, as well as develop further opportunities locally and further […]

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Room 204 17/18 cohort revealed

We’re delighted to reveal this year’s cohort of Room 204 writers-in-development. 15 writers of all genres join us to develop their writing and careers. In its 6 years, Room 204 has helped progress the careers of over 90 writers in the West Midlands through the mentoring, peer-to-peer support, critiquing and industry networking. We’ll open for […]

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