Burton Teen group for 2022-23

This group is aimed at young people in school years 7 – 13 (aged 11 – 18). 
Led by writer Maria Whatton with an assistant writer, the group will meet in Burton Library from 1.30 – 3.30pm on the following Saturdays:

17th September 2022
1st October 2022
12th November 2022
10th December 2022
14th January 2023
4th February 2023
11th March 2023
[no April session]
20th May 2023 (NB this date has changed from 6th May due to the Coronation)
10th June 2023
1st July 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.

Our Spark Young Writers groups for September 2023-June 2024 are now available to book, including three new junior groups for Staffordshire, starting in January 2024.


Young Writers can submit up to three pieces of writing to our online magazine. The deadline for submissions for Issue 28 is 26th March 2024. Full details can be found here.

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.