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News and Opportunities for Writers: July 2020

With many events and festivals cancelled, the writing community has transferred a lot of its activity online. Search on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #amwriting or similar and you’ll find lots of resources.    News from Room 204: Our Room 204 writers-in-development have been exceptionally busy during this period of lockdown – some of […]

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Room 204: Adapting and Thriving During Covid-19 Lockdown

Whilst the restrictions imposed on us all during the Covid-19 lockdown since mid-March 2020 have been hard to adapt to, for some, they’ve been an opportunity to create some new work or think about existing work in a completely different way. We have taken some time to catch up with some of our Room 204 […]

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Online Short Courses sell out within weeks

In late April 2020, Writing West Midlands offered its first two online short courses: Starting to Write, created by William Gallagher, and Public Funding for Creative Writers with Jonathan Davidson. Both courses sold out, and the students who have already begun working through the Starting to Write course have sent us some really positive feedback […]

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Writing West Midlands reveals the 2020 cohort of Room 204

We are delighted to announce the new cohort of 15 Room 204 writers-in-development, who join over 130 others who have been part of the scheme since its inception in 2012. Every year, Writing West Midlands opens its doors to submissions from emerging writers from across the West Midlands region, writing in all genres, from poetry […]

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Coronavirus: suspension of all events till May

In line with the Government and Public Health England’s advice of Monday 16 March, we are suspending all public activity due to take place in March and April. This includes: All Spark Young Writers’ groups meeting across the region Short courses and writing workshops for adult writers Room 204 writer in development gatherings Everyone with […]

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Room 204: End of 2018 Good News

The Room 204 writers have had a very successful 2018. After some prompting, they shared with us some of the brilliant work they have done this year. It seems to have been a very busy year for the cohort and we are more than proud to share their good news with you. Applications for Room […]

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Room 204 18/19 writers announced

We are delighted to reveal this year’s cohort of Room 204 writers. With over 170 applications, competition was very tough, and we’re very excited by the talent on show from the 15 writers who make up this year’s group. The group will undertake a year-long programme of writer development, and join over 100 writers who have […]

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