Close this search box.

Careers in Writing (Nov 2023)

Join us for our in-person Careers In Writing for those aged 14-24, and their parents /carers.

With plenty of opportunities to ask questions and meet other writers your age, Careers in Writing will help you find out:

  • How to go from writing for fun, to writing and getting paid
  • What happens on a creative writing university course
  • How to find sources of inspiration and motivation when you get stuck
  • Do you need to study Creative Writing at University to be a writer? (Clue: no!)
  • What other jobs you could do which still use your writing skills and passion
  • More about working in the publishing industry

One-to-ones are also available in the morning – these need to be booked separately and are available on a first come, first served basis. These one-to-one sessions are for you to discuss directly with one of the speakers anything you’d like to know about in more depth. Select ticket type “Careers in Writing + Individual feedback session” for this option when booking.

Our speakers include:

  • Novelist and Editor Kasim Ali
  • Birmingham Poet Laureate Jasmine Gardosi
  • Deputy Head of Publicity at Simon & Schuster, Jessica Barratt

Careers In Writing is essential for any young writers looking to go to University to study creative writing; who would like to forge a career as a writer; or who simply want to find out more about how that might be possible.

Tickets available from £10 to £15 and bursaries are available. Click here for our bursary policy.


10am – 12.30pm: Individual advice Sessions with WWM staff

12.30pm – 1.15pm: Registration and Young Writer meet-up

1.15pm – 2.00pm: Working in Publishing: Jessica Barratt

2pm – 2.15pm: Comfort break

2.15pm – 3pm: Working as a writer and editor: Kasim Ali

3pm – 3:15pm: Comfort break

3:15pm – 4pm: Working as a poet: Jasmine Gardosi, Birmingham Poet Laureate

More Info

Book Now


Birmingham and Midland Institute
9 Margaret Street


25 Nov 2023


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


From £5