Back at the very beginning of my writing life in 2013 I attended a WWM (Writing West Midlands) network meeting in Hereford at the Courtyard Theatre, later in the year I went to another one in Oswestry to meet Simon Thirsk (Bloodaxe) & Ian Billings.
At this meeting I talked to Jonathan Davidson and by January 2014 I had confirmation of working in a voluntary capacity as an Assistant Writer for WWM in Worcester with Ian MacLeod – a Science Fiction writer.
I spent a year and half working in this role and this September I became as the Lead Writer for the Worcester Senior Group of Young Writers, 12-16 yr olds.
On September 12th I led my first session with this group. It was incredible!
My new Assistant Writer is amazing and eager and we had a good number of participants. The next session I have planned is even better.
We are rallying for more members so if you are local to Worcester or know people who are, we are interested in having new members. Age 12 -16
Please contact Joanne Penn at Writing West Midlands
Apply through the website http://www.writingwestmidlands.org/
or contact Joanne Penn (Learning and Participation Manager)
Writing West Midlands
Unit 204, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham, B9 4AA
T: 0121 246 2774
Sessions are held once a month, £6.00 per session and classes run inline with the academic year Sept – June – you can join at any point in the year.
We meet in the Oasis Room at The Hive (library) in Worcester.
Where it all began – WWM Network Meeting Oswestry – I cannot remember the shoes I was throwing away – but in 2015 my poetry shelves creak with the amount of support I have shown to others (which I course hope will be returned to me on the launch of my own pamphlet)!