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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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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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