Creative Writing Youth Initiative to be Launched at The Hive

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A new initiative to encourage and develop young people’s writing skills is set to begin in January at The Hive.

The Worcester Write On! Writing Squad project is aimed at young people interested in creative writing on any topics, aged between 8 and 12 years.

Jenny Hope, a professional writer and a University of Worcester Disability and Dyslexia Student Administrator, will chair the writing squad.

Leading the group sessions, Jenny will help young people develop their skills, discover new techniques and learn about being a writer in a relaxed, informal environment.

Jenny said: “This is another wonderful project from Writing West Midlands. Write On! Writing Squads are designed to support, nurture and encourage creativity in young people, and sessions will be geared towards the participants’ interests.

“I am looking forward to leading these exciting workshops and working with young writers, especially as I would have loved the opportunity to attend something similar when I was a young writer.”

The Worcester Write On! Writing Squad project will start on the 12th January at The Hive.

The young writers will meet monthly, in the mornings, on the following dates: 12th January, 9th February, 9th March, 13th April, 25th May, 8th June and 13th July. Sessions cost £5 on the day.

The available places on the project are limited. For more information and to join the Write On! Squad contact Joanne Penn, Writing West Midlands on 0121 246 2774 or email

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