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.

Hive Young Writers Competition

Hive South Yorkshire Young Writers’ Competition (FREE) Poetry | Flash fiction | Stories Age Categories: 14 – 17 | 18 – 21 | 22 – 25 Deadline: 27th Nov 2017 Open to young people, aged 14 to 25, from across South Yorkshire. Enter up to 3 pieces of work at any time before 27 Nov 2017…

Performance Theatre with Khadijah Ibrahiim

Write for performance and improve your confidence, stage presence, and delivery with poet and playwright Khadijah Ibrahiim. Khadijah combines art forms to re-imagine poetry as performance theatre. “One of Yorkshire’s most prolific poets.” (BBC).

Interview with fantasy author KT Davies

KT Davies has published two fantasy novels, The Red Knight, and Breed, which was shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society Best Novel Award. She also writes short stories that have been published in various anthologies including Fight like a Girl. KT also works as a ghost writer and has…

My Arvon Experience – Louisa Rhodes

For the first week of the Easter holiday, I was lucky enough to go off on a Hive adventure with a big band of South Yorkshire young writers, not quite knowing what to expect, to the wonderful Arvon Lumb Bank centre near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. I can still feel myself stepping off…

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…

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Hive South Yorkshire is the 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…

Young Writers’ Groups

If you’re a secret scribbler, vocal wordsmith, closet novelist or part-time poet, Hive runs a network of young writers groups in Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. News Flash: Hive groups accept new members all year round but we are…