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Being a 21st Century Brummie

Creative Writing Workshop with Writers Without Borders


What is it to be from Brum? Peaky Blinders?A city of a thousand trades. Home of heavy metal and the birthplace of modern Bhangra music. Spaghetti Junction. Having an accent?

Bring your ideas – and wear your identity with pride - to this creative writing workshop.

Writers Without Borders is a Birmingham-based group of writers from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Some have lived in England for many years and others have arrived in the country quite recently. The group includes professional, semi-professional , new and emerging writers.

The group has published a number of anthologies of poetry and prose, and has taken part in a number of events in Birmingham. In addition they also organise performances of their work often working in collaboration with other organisations and groups and accompanied by musicians.

New members are always welcomed.


Workshops are a wonderful way of spending time together - but this year we ask that only a maximum of one adult stays in the room so the room doesn't become too crowded.

If adults intend to take part, and use art materials, they need to buy a ticket too - one ticket per participant please!

Workshops classrooms are not suitable for children under five. There is space in an adjacent room to the Art Room for accompanying adults to adjourn to.

Please bring your own pen and paper. We'll have a selection on sale in the Festival Bookshop.

Age Range