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Birmingham’s new Poets Laureate Announced at Gala Celebration

A poet with punch and a spoken-wordsmith determined to bring poetry to everyone have taken up the mantles of Birmingham’s Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate. Matt Windle and Nyanda Foday were announced as new champions of Birmingham at a special National Poetry Day Gala event last night (6 October), at the launch of the […]

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WriteNow- campaign to find underepresented Midlands authors

A campaign to find, mentor and publish new writers from communities in Birmingham and the West Midlands that are under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves is launching today. WriteNow is offering 150 marginalised writers one-to-one time with editors, access to literary agents, booksellers and published authors, including Birmingham’s Kit de Waal, author of My Name is Leon and […]

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New Room 204 writers-in-development announced

We’re delighted to reveal this year’s cohort of Room 204 writers-in-development. 14 writers of all genres join the previous 5 years’ worth of writers who’ve worked closely with Writing West Midlands over the course of a year to progress their writing and their careers. You can find more details about the writers here and we’ll […]

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Haiku Exchange

As part of the International Dance Festival Birmingham, we invite you to take part in our Haiku Exchange this May. The Haiku Exchange will take part in the stunning Vault, hidden in the bowels of the 1930’s grade II listed Municipal Bank building on Broad Street, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4th until 21st May. […]

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Shakespeare posties take over the Midlands for 24 hours

The West Midlands will be overrun with an army of Shakespeare posties over 24 hours on Friday 22 April and Saturday 23 April, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. A veritable army of volunteers, including families and children, will come together to be part of this historic day and celebrate the most successful […]

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Be a Shakespearean postman for a day!

Can you help us celebrate Shakespeare on Saturday 23 April, the 400th anniversary of his death? Do something to be part of this historic day and celebrate the most successful British writer of all time. We are teaming up with BBC local radio to celebrate Shakespeare on Saturday 23 April by posting hundreds of poetry […]

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Room 204 opens for applications

Boosting the careers of talented West Midlands writers: Room 204 opens for applications Writers across the West Midlands are invited to apply to be part of this year’s Room 204 – the year-long support and career development programme run by Writing West Midlands. Now in its 5th year, Room 204 recruits between 10 and 15 […]

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Vacancy: PR & Communications Manager, Maternity Cover

Job Description: Job Title:                  PR & Communications Manager (Maternity Cover) Job Terms:              Temporary Responsible To:     Chief Executive Hours:                       3 days/ week (hours are flexible including some evenings and weekends – time off in lieu will be given).                       Office Base:             Birmingham, UK Salary:                       £22 – £24,000 pro rata dependent […]

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The Writers’ Toolkit: the national writing conference returns to Birmingham

Saturday 7 November 2015, 9.30am – 4pm, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham The annual conference for writers returns to Birmingham at the beginning of November, offering inspirational speakers from the publishing industry as well as workshops, tips and networking opportunities. Previous events have drawn a wide audience from across the West Midlands and further […]

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