Our Young Writers Groups (14-19)

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. We’re looking for new members to start autumn 2022…

Hive Young Writers Competition 22/23

Hive Young Writers’ Competition is open to young people, aged 14 to 30, from across Yorkshire and the nearby north (By this we mean a home or term address in: All of Yorkshire and Humber, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham & Lincolnshire). Whether stories or poetry (or both) are your thing, you can….

Spit out your Script! With Stacey Sampson

Got a great idea for a script, but aren’t sure how to get it onto the page? Or are you seeking inspiration to get started? Perhaps you want tips and tricks for sending your scripts out into the world? Join inspirational Sheffield actor and theatre/screen-writer Stacey Sampson to explore the myriad ways IN to getting your script ideas OUT…

Linton Kwesi Johnson & Danae Wellington 22nd Oct

We are absolutely thrilled for Hive poet, teacher, activist and all-round creative star, Danae Wellington, who will be performing with the legendary Linton Kwesi Johnson at this October’s Off the Shelf. This is a huge moment in Hive history! Johnson is a veteran Jamcian poet we much admire…

Look How Alive Book Launch

Look How Alive by Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith | Book launch | Dina Sheffield | 1st Oct 2022 | FREE – We’re delighted, Hive young poet, and Rotherham Young Writers alumnus, Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith is launching her first full-length collection Look How Alive (Write Bloody UK) on Saturday 1st Oct at Dina Sheffield…

Slambarz22

SLAMBARZ The Challange 2022: At the Youth Word Up | Calling young rappers, hip-hop heads and audience urban music lovers from across Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the nearby north! Join us for a night of rap, lyricism &…. Thursday 10th Nov 7-10pm | Leadmill, Sheffield

Spit out your Script!

Got a great idea for a script, but aren’t sure how to get it onto the page? Or are you seeking inspiration to get started? Perhaps you want tips and tricks for sending your scripts out into the world? Join inspirational Sheffield actor and theatre/screen-writer Stacey Sampson to explore the myriad ways IN to getting your script ideas OUT….

Dream Big Book Launch

Hosted by Hive’s The1Devotion, this event launches the latest print anthology of spoken word by Sheffield’s creative voice and influence groups for care-experienced young people aged 7-25 years: Sheffield Children in Care Council (CiCC) and Sheffield Care Leaver’s Union (SCLU).  This second anthology…

Mixing Roots Anthology – Call for submissions

Mixing Roots anthology…showcasing the voices of young and emerging writers of colour…In Mid-February we’ll be open for submissions for poetry from aspiring and emerging young writers of colour aged 15 to 30 in the north of England, for our first full-length Mixing Roots anthology!

Fiction writers get in touch…

We have recently come to an end of our fabulous fiction programme with the wonderful Rachel Bower! By all accounts, and the selection of lovely feedback below, it’s been a really enriching and supportive programme for all, and we know that people are itching for more! We wanted to take this opportunity to put out the feelers ahead of anything planned…

Digital Residencies with The Poetry Business

We’re very excited to announce, Hive have teamed up again with northern nurturers and purveyors of fine contemporary poetry, The Poetry Business, as part of their Digital Poetry Residences programme. ..

Mixing Roots Poetry Programme

Mixing Roots poetry programme for young women of colour age 15-25 in the north of England. If you’re an aspiring or emerging young poet keen to take your craft further, Mixing Roots is back and running an online poetry programme starting on Sundays 13th March offering…

Barnsley Young Writers at The Civic

Calling young people aged 14-19 in the Barnsley area… Like creative writing? Like photography too? (Not essential!) Want to join something fun and creative with others who share the same interests? If so, join us at the new Barnsley Young Writers! (FREE!) We’re looking for aspiring young writers to join our new monthly group….

Poetry free reads & mentoring support

Hive is offering a number of free reads, feedback & mentorship support to young poets [aged 17 to 30 years] who are at a stage where they are getting ready to send their work out into the world for a pamphlet submission…

Hive Poetry Collective

Hive Poetry Collective is a poetry workshop for young people 17 to 30 yrs from across South Yorkshire & nearby…Write poems, read poems, get ideas, build skills, learn from feedback, hear about opportunities and be inspired by others with an interest in poetry. Be it hobby interest, serious career or portfolio focus, join us to stay in your creative groove!