Spark Young Writers

Spark Young Writers groups are writing groups for children and young people interested in any kind of creative writing.

We meet monthly, during term time, across the West Midlands.

image (c) Lee Allen

Each group is:

  • fun! We laugh a lot during the sessions
  • friendly and informal
  • small – max. 15 children
  • led by a professional writer along with an assistant
  • varied – your child will do all kinds of writing, from fiction to poetry to playwriting
  • working on creative writing rather than spelling or punctuation
  • a chance for your child to develop their creative writing
  • a way to grow their confidence in their writing
  • not assessed – your child will get feedback and suggestions, but no “grades” or “attainment levels” are given

Please visit: to book for this year.

Spark Young Writers groups meet monthly from September to June (10 sessions a year), for 2 hours on a Saturday.

Please contact the office if you would like to discuss other options for payment – we have free places available for those in financial need. Please email Emma Boniwell if you have any questions. For full details of eligibility, please see our Bursary policy

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.

Young Writers' Toolkit 2023

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Young Writers Magazine

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

Exclusively for young people aged 8 – 20.