Work With Us

Volunteer with us:

We look for people to help out with the running of our public events including the Birmingham Literature Festival (April and October) and our National Writers’ Conference (June). Volunteer roles are limited but if you are interested in literature, have initiative and drive, are confident to work in a team, like meeting the general public and can spare some time to help (many of our events take place during the evenings and at weekends) then we’d like to hear from you.

No specific skills or experience are necessary, but a clean, smart appearance and a friendly manner are a must.

If you would like to register your interest in volunteering for us please click here to fill in our online form. You will be contacted when opportunities come up.


Creative Writing Workshop Assistant

Spark Young Writers, a project of Writing West Midlands

We are now closed for applications for Assistant Writers for our Spark Young Writers group. Applications will open again in February 2021.

Writing West Midlands runs the largest number of creative writing workshops for young people in the country. For 10 years our groups have been growing, and we now run more than 200 writing workshops a year.

We are looking for emerging writers to help inspire the next generation of creative writers. You will help lead one of our Spark Young Writers groups for 10 monthly sessions (2 hours per session), under the guidance of a professional writer. Our groups are limited to 15 participants in libraries, museums and art galleries around the West Midlands. Our groups are for young people between the ages of 7 – 11, 10 – 15 and 12 – 17.

This is a voluntary post, but we will cover reasonable travel expenses.

Part of READ On, a Creative Europe project.