READ ON EU Project

READ ON is a four year project bringing together seven organisations in six countries working in six languages, funded by the EU Creative Europe programme.

The READ ON project gets young people reading, writing, illustrating, creating graphic novels, interviewing authors, offering their own spin on their favourite book, and curating events at literature festivals, both in their own country and across Europe. 

You can find more information, as well as get involved as a school, youth organisation or individual, at www.readon.eu

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.