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.

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Birmingham Literature Festival and Author Events

Birmingham Literature Festival 2023: in-person, 5-8 October. Programme announced and tickets on sale in early August 2023.

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Spark Young Writers

For our younger writers, the Spark Young Writers programme of monthly meetings, 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 on Saturday 8 July 2023, with the programme announced in April 2023.

The Teen Writers’ Conference will return for 2023.

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