Group Locator


We are launching two Online only groups designed for people who can’t access our other groups. They do not appear on the group locator below, but you can find information by clicking one the buttons below.


See below for a map of where our groups are plus details below of age ranges. You can also sign up for the Young People and Schools mailing list.

For exact times and dates of each group, please see below.

Groups are divided roughly into school years 3-6 (junior aged children), and school years 7-12 (secondary school aged children.) 

If you have any questions about Spark Young Writers, please have a look at our Young Writers FAQs  page.

There are opportunities for group members to share their work at events for family members and friends as well as more public events. In previous years, members of the groups have shared their work at the Birmingham Literature FestivalLedbury Poetry FestivalCoventry Mysteries and Wenlock Poetry Festival. Several have also been involved in publications and regularly submit to Spark Young Writers Magazine. 

      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 22 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.

      Follow our Story Starters

      Updated weekly, our free story starters created by writers across the region will get you writing in new and exciting ways.

      Watch our Get Creative! prompts

      During lockdown in spring 2020, we asked professional writers to upload short clips of writing prompts you can do from home.