Barnsley Young Writers Programme

This is currently online (autumn 2020) get in touch! 

Aimed at young people who want to try creative writing outside of school or college, and find out about what opportunities are available for young writers in South Yorkshire and beyond.

You don’t have to think you’re a great writer to join us, you just need an interest in writing and a willingness to try new things. Everyone is welcoming, accepting and supportive of each other in the Hive network. It’s a great place to just be yourself and find out about further opportunities in the region and beyond. You can hear more about the group from young writers themselves here.

Try different writing forms like short story, poetry, novel tips, script, blogging, comedy, spoken word. And get great tips and advice from two professional writers running different sessions.

Note this programme runs from 23rd March to 4th May 2020, places limited so get in touch soon. If you can’t make every session, that’s fine, let us know. Running weekly (aside from an Easter break) on a Monday 5-7pm (sometimes earlier). Finishes before exams in May or June!

Who & what are our groups & programmes for?
We welcome young people of all interests, abilities and backgrounds who enjoy any form of writing. Our sessions are about sparking ideas and exploring the power of words through creative writing exercises and techniques rather than obsessing over spelling and grammar (although that’s something we can help with too if you like). They’re also about being a fun part of a young writers’ community and the opportunities that come with it.

Interested? Email us with your name, age, writing interests
See other current opportunities for South Yorkshire young writers here

Supported by The Civic Barnsley and Barnsley Libraries