“It’s an open door into anything a young writer could possibly want: how to develop work, how to move into the professional sphere, poetry, prose, performance, script, comedy – and a wonderful social event for young people who don’t necessarily see other young writers regularly.”
Young writer feedback (2014 festival)
Hive Young Writers Festival is a jam-packed day of word-based happenings for young writers (14-25) from across Yorkshire and the North taking place on Saturday 14 April.
We’re talking 150+ young writers under one roof enjoying workshops, panel discussions & advice sessions with a wide range of practicing writers and industry professionals. There’ll also be a number of free one to one advice sessions you can book with professional writers on the day.
The festival is a chance to network, hear from professional writers, meet like-minded young writers, perform & of course, write! Everyone is welcome – all writing interests and experiences. Check out our list of festival writers & who’s who.
Workshops and talks will span everything from novel and performance poetry, to advice from publishers and about writing careers. There’ll also be the chance to ask questions to a wide range of professional writers in panel Q&As.
There’ll be book stalls from Valley Press, The Poetry Business and Longbarrow Press. You might also encounter roving Hive reporters and Write Radio from Sheffield Live hoping to record some words on the fly!
You can also take to the mic with your own words – be they sung, acted or spoken and there’ll be a poetry finale slam competition with prizes (sign up details coming soon).
The last festival like this was in 2014 so we hope you’ll join us for this rare and exciting day of all things words!
Quick links: About the festival | Festival writers & who’s who | Festival Programme | Get tickets | Getting there