A message of support

Hello to all of our members, to everyone who’s been involved with us over the years, and to new people who might have found us after looking for something to do. We want to wish everyone wellness, calmness, and safety right now.

Although our usual Hive activities are on hold, we are currently looking at exciting ways we can take what we do online. We’re testing out Zoom and other ways of delivering workshops so sessions for our regular groups won’t be missed entirely, and we have a few competitions in the pipeline – here’s one, hot off the press, Love Sheffield’s Hive New Writer Prize (in partnership with Sheffield Libraries), and there’s a Yorkshire-wide one coming soon with some fab judges. We also have other ideas we’re hoping to make happen. Follow us on socials to stay in the loop. We’ll also repost other wider support, resources and opportunities as we see them.

For those of you who’ve been thinking about giving writing a go, or those who might have been toying with writing a novel or editing poetry for a competition or collection, now is a good time to get that underway. If you’re aged 14 to 30 in South Yorkshire or nearby and interested in writing, do get in touch. We are a tiny team (unlike in this fab photo!) but we will help however we can: info@hivesouthyorkshire.com

At some point, the world will go back to normal (likely a new normal and hopefully a better and kinder one where we’ve had some time to reflect and we appreciate what we have more than ever).

Stay safe,  stay your lovely, creative selves and look out for writing happenings 🙂

Hive x

Photo title: Staff at Work. Typists. Head Office typists room, 3rd Floor, Wellington Station. October 1959. Wellington.
Photographer: Le Cren.
Archival Reference: AAVK W3493 B Series_B6561
Transferred to Archives New Zealand from the New Zealand Railways Corporation.