Events and workshops

Summer Writing Challenge 2021

Monday 26th July - Friday 30th July 2021, 9.30am - 4pm

Come and join us on Monday 26th - Friday 30th July for five days of writing, inspiration, and quality feedback from your own home, caravan or holiday cottage.

You'll write new genres following writing prompts set daily, and you'll get a chance to get one-on-one feedback at least twice in the week, if you want it. You can try your hand at writing a range of styles from poetry to audio drama to flash fiction to wordplay.

You'll be writing for fun, being as creative as you want to be, and you'll meet and be supported by a whole network of other young writers for a brilliantly positive creative writing experience.

Teen Writing Season

We haven't got any more one-off workshops programmed at the moment, but if you want to stay in touch and find out about other opportunities and activities for young writers, please sign up to our mailing list to make sure you don't miss out.

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.

Join a Group

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.

Volunteer With Us

Join our team of Lead and Assistant Writers delivering creative writing workshops to young people across the region. 

Share your enthusiasm for writing, have fun, and develop your own skills.

Summer Writing Challenge

Book for a week of creative writing activities, and individual feedback from professional writers.

Monday 26th – Friday 30th July 2021

Exclusively for young people
aged 12-17.