SOLD OUT: Online Teen group for 2022-23

We have currently no spaces available to book for this session. 

If you are able to attend in person, you can find your nearest group here
Alternatively, you can let us know you’re interested in attending this group should any places become available in the future, and express an interest which will help us gauge interest levels.
This group is aimed at young people in school years 7 – 13  (aged 11 – 18). 
Led by writer Emma Purshouse with an assistant writer, the group will meet online from 1.30 – 3.30pm on the following Saturdays:

17th September 2022
15th October 2022
12th November 2022
10th December 2022
14th January 2023
11th February 2023
11th March 2023
[no April session]
13th May 2023
17th June 2023
1st July 2023

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The sessions cost £10 for a taster session, or £9 per session when booked for all remaining sessions. You can chose 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.

Hereford Assistant Writers needed!

We are looking for an assistant writer to help with our Hereford group. If you like creative writing and  would like to share your enjoyment with young people, join us! It’s great opportunity to learn how to run creative writing workshops and gain experience working with young people.

Young Writers Magazine

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

Exclusively for young people aged 8 – 20.