Writing West Midlands

We support creative writers and creative writing in the West Midlands

Next Workshop: 18 March

Menopause, Writing and Me: 2 hour online workshop with Abda Khan

Short Courses & Workshops

Our programme of short courses and workshops: booking to November 2023

Young Writers' Toolkit

Saturday 25 March 2023: essential information for those aged 14-24 who want a career as a writer


We run workshopsconferences, residencies and networking throughout the year, as well as the creative development programme Room 204. We hold a range of writing workshops and short courses, as well as host writers from all over the globe.

Young People

Through our Spark Young Writers Programme, we provide schools with writers, run 20 monthly creative writing groups across the west midlands and hold a yearly Summer Writing Challenge.


Through partnerships with publishersuniversities, galleries, libraries and many others, we nurture readers as much as writers.

Celebrating Words

Birmingham Literature Festival runs annually with a full programme, usually in October. For 2020 and 2021, we ran a series of online workshops, a weekly podcast throughout the autumn, daily poetry readings, and live-streamed events. The festival returned in-person in 2022, with livestream and podcast options.

Read our Latest Issuu Publication

Writing West Midlands Impact Report: 2021/22