Tagged: “Writer development”

ONLINE Regional Writer Meet-Up: Shrewsbury

Join Writing West Midlands and two guest speakers for a free morning of discussion and networking for emerging and established writers. This is a great opportunity for writers to meet one another, share ideas and enthusiasm, and hear from industry professionals. The speakers will be confirmed nearer the time. Chaired by Olivia Chapman, Writing West […]

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ONLINE Regional Writer Meet-Up: Coventry

Update: 24 June 2020 We’re delighted to say this event will now take place online via Zoom Online Meeting. The meeting details will be sent to you in your booking confirmation once you have registered. Join Writing West Midlands and two guest speakers for a free morning of discussion and networking for emerging and established […]

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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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New Midlands writers Emma Purshouse & Lynne Voyce chosen for Common People anthology

Seventeen emerging working-class writers from around the country have now been selected for inclusion alongside well-known authors in the crowdfunded anthology helping new voices be heard. In her recent BBC Radio Four documentary, novelist Kit de Waal asked an important question: ‘Where are all the working-class writers?’  The answer is right here. Inspired by a […]

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New Room 204 writers-in-development announced

We’re delighted to reveal this year’s cohort of Room 204 writers-in-development. 14 writers of all genres join the previous 5 years’ worth of writers who’ve worked closely with Writing West Midlands over the course of a year to progress their writing and their careers. You can find more details about the writers here and we’ll […]

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Room 204 opens for applications

Boosting the careers of talented West Midlands writers: Room 204 opens for applications Writers across the West Midlands are invited to apply to be part of this year’s Room 204 – the year-long support and career development programme run by Writing West Midlands. Now in its 5th year, Room 204 recruits between 10 and 15 […]

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