Birmingham Junior group for 2022-23

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 one

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.

With groups across the West Midlands, including 2 online-only groups, there will be a Spark Young Writers group near you.

Groups are open to young writers aged 8-17 who are interested in any type of creative writing.

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Young Writers Magazine

Submit your writing for publication in our Spark Young Writers Magazine. 

Exclusively for young people aged 8 – 20.