Writing East Midlands supports and champions writers from region. They work with schools, community projects, prisons, libraries and cultural centres to encourage everyone from the wide range of communities across the East Midlands to become involved with writing and literature. Their activities include mentoring, Write Here! residencies, creative and career development courses through The Writing School, and the touring live-literature event, The Lyric Lounge. They celebrate the wealth of writing in the region through the East Midlands Book Awards and the Writers’ Conference, among other activities.
Apples and Snakes
Apples and Snakes is the leading organisation for performance poetry in England, with national reputation for producing innovative participation and performance work in spoken word. Partnership working with UK individuals and organisations, producing quality artistic experiences – including work with, for and by young people – raising profile of spoken word, pushing boundaries of artform, artists and audiences. Professional development for artists – advice, training, opportunities at local, national, international levels; focus on nurturing emerging talent and championing marginalised voices.
The Poetry App and Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation
The Poetry App, created by the Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation is the No.1 poetry app for education in the iTunes store. Read great poetry alongside great actors, write and record your own thoughts and delve into a world of verse.
The Asian Writer
The Asian Writer aims to inspire the next generation of British Asian writers and raise the profile of talented emerging writers. Launched in August 2007 by Leicester born writer, Farhana Shaikh The Asian Writer features the very best of Brit Asian Literature. Their regularly updated website lists forthcoming events, opportunities, prizes and other writing related information. Their objectives include – hosting a network and providing a platform to promote Asian writers and their works.
Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. They support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. See more at: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk