About

Hive South Yorkshire is a new 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 – whatever your interest or ability – Hive is here to help you achieve your writing goals and connect with a wider young writers’ community.

We provide:

  • An online network that signposts all kinds of writing opportunities
  • Regular creative writing groups for 14 to 19s (& 16 to 25s) happening across South Yorkshire in Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley & Rotherham
  • A programme of writers’ days with professional and emerging writers for 14 to 25s
  • Talks and open mic events
  • Writing residentials and retreats
  • Workshops and projects working with all kinds of partners in all kinds of settings
  • Competition and publishing opportunities
  • A young writers’ festival
  • An ambassadors team that allows 14 to 25s to help shape the activity Hive offers
  • Volunteering opportunities relating to writing and creative careers
  • A writing-focused Arts Award

New partnerships

Hive runs outreach projects working with partners in the community to deliver workshops and projects that encourage participation and help remove barriers to enjoying and accessing writing opportunities.

We create tailored projects that enable young people to use creative writing to address specific motivations, themes, issues, and concerns while improving their writing skills.

We’re always on the lookout for new and exciting collaborations with community and youth projects, schools, colleges and other arts organisations. If that’s you, please get in touch for a chat.

Hive South Yorkshire is funded by Arts Council England
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