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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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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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Birmingham Moor Street station hosts Writer in Residence during Birmingham Weekender festival

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September: 11am- 3pm Birmingham’s busy commuter station, Moor Street, will host its first ever Writer in Residence during Birmingham Weekender on 26 and 27 September. Poet and novelist Matt Black will be in residence on Moor Street station from 11am till 3pm both days, encouraging commuters, shoppers, tourists and day-trippers […]

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Writers: test out your writing-in-progress at Short & Sweet

The Birmingham Literature Festival is coming up in October, which Writing West Midlands programmes and produces. As you’d expect, there are lots of events for writers, including writing workshops and special author events aimed at writers. There are also some opportunities for you to perform your work. One of the main things you can get […]

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Birmingham Literature Festival Book Group Books now on sale

As part of this year’s Birmingham Literature Festival, we are hosting a trio of Festival Book Groups in partnership with the West Midlands Readers’ Network. Each of the titles involved has a strong Birmingham or West Midlands connection. To celebrate, you can now purchase all three of the books through our online shop. Available to buy individually or as […]

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