Events & Writing Courses

We run monthly Spark Young Writers groups; writing workshops (2 or 3 hours); Short Courses (5 weeks or more); free Regional Writer Meet-Ups; the Birmingham Literature Festival (annual – usually autumn) and one-off author events; and the National Writers’ Conference (annual – usually June).

Live Taught Short Writing Course

Join us for a live-taught Short Writing Course over several weeks (usually 5 weeks, meeting weekly, on a weekday evening.)
These courses currently take place via Zoom.

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Live Taught Writing Workshops

Our Live Taught Writing Workshops are usually 2-3 hours in length, and will teach you a specific skill you can apply immediately. They’re usually over one or two weekday evening(s).
Our workshops currently take place over Zoom.

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Regional Writer Meet-Ups

Our Regional Writer Meet-Ups are a chance for you to meet other writers in your area, share tips and ideas, and find out what’s happening near you for writers.
The Meet-Ups are usually on a Saturday morning, and are free to attend but you must register.
These events are currently taking place over Zoom.

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Birmingham Literature Festival and Author Events

Birmingham Literature Festival returns for 2021: live online monthly events, podcast episodes, commissioned writer blogs, and more…

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Self Led / On Demand Writing Course

Join our virtual classroom at a time to suit you, and complete the course at your own pace, when it works for you.
These courses are delivered via Teachable.

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Spark Young Writers

For our younger writers, the Spark Young Writers programme of monthly meetings, Teen Writing Season workshops on specific themes, and the Teen Writers’ Conference will help you develop as a writer, meet other young writers, and learn what a career as a writer looks like.

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National Writers' Conference

The National Writers’ Conference will return for 2021: more information coming soon.
The Teen Writers’ Conference will be on 27 March 2021.

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