• Hive Young Writers Competition

    Hive South Yorkshire Young Writers’ Competition (FREE) Poetry | Flash fiction | Stories Age Categories: 14 – 17 | 18 – 21 | 22 – 25 Deadline: 27th Nov 2017 Open to young people, aged 14 to 25, from across South Yorkshire. Enter up to 3 pieces of work at any time before 27 Nov 2017…

  • Young Writers’ Groups

    If you’re a secret scribbler, vocal wordsmith, closet novelist or part-time poet, Hive runs a network of young writers groups in Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. News Flash: Hive groups accept new members all year round but we are…

  • Wild Poetry Anthology on sale now!

    We are excited to say, our first young poet’s anthology is here and available to buy! Wild poetry brings together poetry written by young people, aged from 14 to 25, in celebration of the beauty, mystery and importance of native UK wild plants, flowers, trees and fungi. The poems have been written in…

  • About

    Hive South Yorkshire is the hub for young writer activity in the South Yorkshire region.
    Whether you like to write as a hobby, want to express yourself better with words, or are super focused on a writing career…

Slam Barz 2017

In August and October 2017, Hive supported young spoken word poet, Dominic Heslop with Slam Barz – a supportive South Yorkshire wide event for young first time and emerging urban lyricists and rappers (aged 14 to 25) to come and show their skills through an open mic or by competing in a Slam Barz 2017 challenge…

Hive Young Writers Competition

Hive South Yorkshire Young Writers’ Competition (FREE) Poetry | Flash fiction | Stories Age Categories: 14 – 17 | 18 – 21 | 22 – 25 Deadline: 27th Nov 2017 Open to young people, aged 14 to 25, from across South Yorkshire. Enter up to 3 pieces of work at any time before 27 Nov 2017…

Youth Word Up 2017

What a fabulous 6th year of the Off the Shelf Festival of Words project – The Youth Word Up! 19 young people performed (several for the first time ever) alongside headliner, Yorkshire poet, Toria Garbutt. Writing from the project was brought together in the 4th edition of the Youth Word Up publication with 30 young people […]