• If Buildings Could Speak

    A summer creative writing workshop for ages 14-19 in Barnsley Thurs 18 Aug | 1:30pm – 4pm | Free | What would buildings or streets tell us if they could speak? What have they seen and what have they heard? What tales would they tell us, and what do they observe about us strange humans who move through them?

  • Dear Life Anthology 2022

    We are excited to say, Dear Life is now available to buy! This brilliantly inventive, powerful and vibrant anthology of poetry and short fiction showcases writing by the next generation of writers in the North. Many are members of Hive young writers’ groups or have attended Hive programmes and projects across the region. Some have been placed in our competitions. There’s also work from Hive award-winning writers: Beth Davies, Safia Khan, Lauren Hollingsworth Smith, Naomi Thomas, Georgie Woodhead, Lacey Williamson and Warda Yassin….

  • Thank you! Leadmill open mic & launch…

    Last Thursday evening, we filled the iconic Leadmill Sheffield with an epic 60 young performers scanning poetry, monologues, rap, music and words, words words, for an epic open mic and the launch of two Hive anthologies…

  • Winners of the Northern Writers Awards 2022

    A huge congratulations to Hala Mukhair, Nefeli Frida and Isabelle Pollard who were all awarded Northern Writers Awards this year in 2022! Hala Mukhair, a grad of Hive’s Mixing Roots programme, was highly commended in the 15-18 Young Northern Writer Award. Judge, author Liz Flanagan, said of Hala’s work….

  • The World as a Trampoline: Poetry & the Surreal with Jonathan Edwards

    The World as a Trampoline: Poetry & the Surreal with Jonathan Edwards | Sat 23rd July | One of the most exciting things about poetry is the way it allows us to unleash the full power of the imagination, bringing to life fantastical, impossible and magical scenarios. On this writing day, we will explore…

My Name is Adebiyi by Najma Ahmed

My Name is Adebiyi by Najma Ahmed | Read by Kenneth Omole | The following monologue started life in a workshop working with actor and writer John Rwoth-Omack. Hear from Adebiyi a street vendor in the city of Lagos. He’s had enough.

We Are Everything Chapbook from Mixing Roots

Recently we launched two amazing anthologies at an open mic event at the iconic Leadmill Sheffield. One of those anthologies was the chapbook We Are Everything, from our Mixing Roots project run by Warda Yasin & Danae Wellington…

Beth Davies is a winner of the international New Poets Prize 2022!

We are delighted for Hive young poet Beth Davies who is a winner of the international New Poets Prize 2022 – for her debut pamphlet collection ‘The Pretense of Understand’. Beth started out in the network as a member of Sheffield Young Writers where she began to develop her love for poetry. It’s been so lovely to see Beth grow over the years and we know this is the beginning of a long, rich adventure as a talented published poet….