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…

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.

South Asian mehfil, Doncaster

In March, Cast Theatre in Doncaster approached Hive to see if we’d like to collaborate on an open mic ‘mehfil’ (the name for an Indian gathering of entertainment), during the Alchemy South Asian Arts Festival taking place at the theatre in June. The focus would be South Asian young voices…

Poetry workshop & talk with James Giddings

Hive Young Writers’ Afternoon with poet James Giddings | Finding poetry in unexpected places – Talk, reading & workshop Saturday 24th June | James Giddings is a 26 year old poet based in…

Wild Poetry – call for submissions

Hive is thrilled to announce Wild Poetry, a fabulous spring-into-summer poetry project open for submissions until 22nd May. The project, funded by Grow Wild UK, encourages young writers in South Yorkshire to write a wide range of poems inspired by UK native wild flowers, plants, & fungi. Work selected will be made into a book accompanied by interesting and relevant facts.

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.

Poetry workshop 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.

Arvon Hive Young Writers residential

Hive is excited to announce a week-long Arvon rural writing residential at the beautiful Arvon Lumb Bank Writing Centre, West Yorkshire, taking place this Easter (10th-15th April), and open to young writers who attend a Hive young writers group in Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster…

Horror & Fantasy Writers’ Day – with Simon Bestwick & KT Davies

Love writing that makes the hairs on your arms stand on end? Or do you like to get lost in other fantasy worlds? Perhaps you’re just curious about genre fiction in general. If so, our February Writers’ Day is set to be a real treat with, not one, but, two brilliant genre writers…

Young Writers’ Open Mic

Hive Verse Matters Young Writers’ Open Mic
When: Thurs 23 Feb | 7.30pm – 10pm
Where: Theatre Delicatessen, the Moor, Sheffield, S1 4PF

Arvon Word Exchange at Tate Modern

Aged 18 to 25 and living in South Yorkshire? Do you like to write or express yourself with words?
Apply now to take part in The Word Exchange – a three-day intensive writing residency at London’s Tate Modern Switch House for emerging young writers, taking place 15-17 February 2017. The Word Exchange is programmed by Arvon, in conjunction with the Writing Squad and Hive South Yorkshire

The Youth Word Up 2016

Hive delivered poetry and spoken word workshops with young people through the Community Young Teams (CYT) and the Youth Offending Service (YJS). A selection of work from the project was…

Spoken word poetry workshop with Saju Ahmed in Sheffield (FREE)

Calling young people, (14 to 21) from anywhere in South Yorkshire, come and write some spoken word poetry with spoken word poet, Saju Ahmed, who will tell you about his own journey with spoken word and help you build the confidence to speak your words to a live audience. No experience needed…

Letters to the Future Workshop (FREE)

For Teens, 14-19 yrs | Sat 15 Oct | Workshops at 1pm, or 3pm
Where: Grimm & Co, 2 Doncaster Gate, Rotherham
Calling 14 to 19s from across South Yorkshire – What would you say to your older self? To your…

Young Writers’ Open Mic

Where: Thurs 27 Oct | 7.30pm – 10pm Where: Theatre Delicatessen, the Moor, Sheffield, S1 4PF | FREE Calling young people (14-25s) from across South Yorkshire! If you write poems, tell stories, compose lyrics, spit bars, or have anything else to say…

Hive Writers’ Day with Clare Shaw

Poetry, page and stage with Clare Shaw | When: Saturday 22nd October 2016 – from 10.30 to 4.30pm | We launch our regional Young Writers’ Day programme at this year’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words with poet and performer, Clare Shaw, described as…