We are thrilled to announce the new cohort of 15 Room 204 writers-in-development. The programme started in 2012 and they will join 160 others who have been part of the scheme since its inception.
Each year, Writing West Midlands opens for submissions from emerging writers from across the West Midlands region, writing in all genres, from poetry to screenwriting to fiction and narrative non-fiction. This year we had around 150 applications.
The initial Room 204 meeting took place on Saturday 23 April at the Writing West Midlands offices in Birmingham. The new cohort had the opportunity to meet each other and staff members, Jonathan Davidson, Olivia Chapman, and Faduma-Zahra Gure, where they learnt more about the year to come and managed to take the picture above!
The new cohort of Room 204 starts in April 2022. The writers will be embarking on a year of support through workshops and one to one meetings with Jonathan Davidson, our Chief Executive.
The 2022 Room 204 cohort is:
Scott J Hurley
Navkiran Kaur Mann
Loraine Masiya Mponela
Scarlett Ward Bennett