Careers with Words 2023
Bringing together Arts Connect and ASCEL with Writing West Midlands, Careers with Words will tour to libraries across the West Midlands during Careers Week (6-10 March 2023) to inspire young people aged 14+ to consider a future in publishing, as a writer, in the library service, or doing one of the many roles we’ll showcase with writing at their core.
Careers Week Events
Join us for Careers with Words during National Careers Week
6-10 March 2023
Join us at one of the FREE events listed below, to hear about how you could forge a career as a writer, librarian, content creator, publisher, editor, literary agent, or copywriter.
We’ll be at:
Burton-on-Trent Library, Tuesday 7th March 2023, 4pm
Wednesbury Library, Wednesday 8th March 2023, 1pm
Leamington Spa Library, Wednesday 8th March 2023, 6pm
The Hive, Worcester, Thursday 9th March 2023, 10am
Shrewsbury Library, Friday 10th March 2023, 1pm
With plenty of opportunities to ask questions and meet other writers your age, the Young Writers’ Toolkit 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 Writing West Midlands staff anything you’d like to know about in more depth.
Our speakers include:
The Young Writers’ Toolkit 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.