• Poetry workshops for young people of South Asian heritage in Doncaster (16-25)

    Calling young people of South Asian heritage (16 to 25yrs) in Doncaster who’d like to try something new and empowering in the form of poetry & spoken word! Workshop: Saturday 29th April at Cast in Doncaster, 2 to 4pm.

  • Open Mic Mehfil at the Alchemy Festival at Cast in Doncaster

    Calling young writers and word-lovers from across South Yorkshire, (particularly of South Asian heritage), bring your words and join us at the Alchemy on Tour Festival at Cast in Doncaster on 3rd June as part of a daylong celebration of South Asian culture.

  • Interview with horror writer, Simon Bestwick

    So, you’re a horror writer, how did your journey take shape? I think the horror was always there. I always liked those kind of stories. There’s a lot of overlap with horror and other areas of literature. And I grew up watching Doctor Who and a lot of science fiction and horror too. My granddad had this fantastically huge book called…

  • Satdee Poetry (for 16-25s) FREE

    Satdee Poetry | For: young people 16 to 25 yrs from across Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster & Barnsely (who do not attend a Hive group in South Yorkshire)
    First Session: Saturday 11th Feb 4-6pm | FREE | Write poems, read poems, enjoy poems, get ideas…

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Interview with Anthony Anaxagorou

It’s not every day you get to interview one of your writing heroes, let alone someone you’ve watched, (or should I say listened to), obsessively on YouTube in the months leading up to meeting them. I have to confess, I binge watch spoken word (in breaks from homework, of course!), and British born Cypriot heritage poet, Anthony Anaxagorou, is a favourite of mine. Anthony’s work and voice…

Congratulations – Hear My Voice

A huge congratulations to 16 year old Eloise Unerman from Hive’s Rotherham Young Writers, winner of 1st place in the Hear My Voice Poetry Competition on the theme of home judged by poet, Ian McMillian. And to Ellie Kilkenny, also 16, from Barnsley Young Writers who was commended. Nice work, great poems! Eloise bagged herself […]

The Arvon Tate Word Exchange

As a young writer of poetry, fiction and script based in Doncaster, I was thrilled at the opportunity to take part in the Arvon Word Exchange, a three-day writing residential at the innovative and arresting Tate Modern in London. The Exchange, led by Arvon in conjunction with Tate Exchange, and in partnership with Hive South Yorkshire and the Writing Squad, was…