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Our group locator can help you find the nearest group. 

Use the filters to narrow choices by age or time of day. Click to find the Group locator.

We are running three”Online Only” groups designed for people who can’t access our other groups. 

They do not appear on the group locator as they are not location specific, but you can find details by clicking on one of 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 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. 

      Online Only groups

      For further information and to book for these online only groups, please click on one of the buttons below.

      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.