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SOLD OUT: Birmingham Junior group for 2022-23

We have no more places available for this group at the moment. 

The nearest alternative group is either Coventry or Walsall.

Alternatively, you can let us know you’re interested in attending this group should any places become available in the future

This group is aimed at young people in school years 3 – 6 (aged 8 – 11). 
Led by writer Nellie Cole with an assistant writer, the group will meet in The Heritage Learning Space, Library of Birmingham from 1 – 3pm on the following Saturdays:

17th September 2022
15th October 2022
12th November 2022
10th December 2022
14th January 2023
11th February 2023
4th March 2023
22nd April 2023
13th May 2023
17th June 2023

The sessions cost £10 for a taster session, or £9 per session when booked for all remaining sessions. You can choose to pay in one lump sum or pay by monthly recurring card payments. 

Please note, we encourage young people to join one group for the year, as getting to know their fellow group members is an important part of developing as a writer.

We are pleased to be able to offer free places to those who receive free school meals or pupil premium funding at school. You can see our bursary policy here. Please contact us with any queries.

The young people will need to bring

a notebook or some paper,
a pen or pencil to write with,
a snack and a drink, if they want on

Get Writing

If you’d like to submit a piece of your writing for possible inclusion in the magazine, please see the Get Involved page to see more details. This magazine is published online three times a year: summer (June/July), winter (October-December) and spring (February-April) terms.

Our Spark Young Writers groups for September 2024-June 2025 will soon be available to book. 

Check back soon for details, including news of groups which are brand new for September 2024.

Spark Young Writers can submit up to 500 words of their writing for inclusion in this year’s Anthology. The deadline for submissions is 22nd July 2024. Full details can be found here.

Submissions for the 29th edition of the Spark Young Writer Magazine are also being accepted. The deadline is 29th November 2024.


Check out all our ideas for writing prompts at our Get Writing tab. 

A wide selection of images, videos and Funsheets for young writers to complete.