• SLAM BARz

    24th August: GOT BARz?? Slam Barz is a supportive citywide event for young emerging urban lyricists and rappers to come and show their skills through an open mic or by competing in a SLAM BARz 2017 challenge.
    Hip hop, grime, old school, lyrical word play, all styles welcome.

  • 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…

  • Performance Theatre with Khadijah Ibrahiim

    Write for performance and improve your confidence, stage presence, and delivery with poet and playwright Khadijah Ibrahiim. Khadijah combines art forms to re-imagine poetry as performance theatre. “One of Yorkshire’s most prolific poets.” (BBC).

  • Interview with fantasy author KT Davies

    KT Davies has published two fantasy novels, The Red Knight, and Breed, which was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society Best Novel Award. She also writes short stories that have been published in various anthologies including Fight like a Girl. KT also works as a ghost writer and has…

  • My Arvon Experience – Louisa Rhodes

    For the first week of the Easter holiday, I was lucky enough to go off on a Hive adventure with a big band of South Yorkshire young writers, not quite knowing what to expect, to the wonderful Arvon Lumb Bank centre near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. I can still feel myself stepping off…

Interview with Hannah Lowe

We were lucky enough to have Hannah Lowe as our visiting writer during an amazing week at Arvon Lumb Bank in April 2017. Hannah’s first poetry collection in Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013), which focuses on her father a Chinese-black Jamaican migrant who disappeared at night to play cards or dice in London’s East End to support his family.

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…

When Aliens Write Poetry with Gavin Hudson

Drawing on the work and ideas of American poet Jack Spicer, and WB Yeats, you are invited to contact your inner ‘alien’ and write through ‘transmissions’ from the outside as Spicer saw it.You, might even meet a ghost too. A great opportunity to try something new and experimental with your writing.