Bradford Young Writers

Do you enjoy writing poems, stories, songs – anything?

Are you even secretly writing a novel?

Would you like to be able to meet other teenagers who enjoy writing or take part in special workshops with writers away from school?

If so, we’d like to hear from you

Ilkley Literature Festival, in association with Bradford Libraries, has launched a new writing group for young people in Bradford.

Building on the success our Ilkley based writer’s group, Bradford Young Writers meet weekly on Wednesdays 4.30 – 6pm during term time at Bradford City Library. The group gives young people aged 12 – 18, who love writing, the opportunity to develop their skills and meet other teenagers who share their interest. Sessions are free and snacks are provided.
The 90 minute sessions include writing exercises, games and plenty of fun to help inspire teenagers, whether they want to write poetry, short stories, novels or even songs and no prior experience is needed.

Bradford Young Writers is led by Michelle Scally-Clarke, author, playwright, performer, creative writing and performance facilitator and Becky Cherriman writer, performer and creative writing facilitator, who have led the Festival’s popular Ilkley Young Writers group since 2009.

Our term dates for Summer 2019 are:

Wed 1 May

Wed 8 May

Wed 15 May

Wed 22 May

NO session on Wed 29 May (half term).

Wed 5 June

Wed 12 June

Wed 19 June

Wed 26 June

Wed 3 July

Wed 10 Jul


Please Note: The group is currently full but to be added to the waiting list or for more details contact:


Event Details

  • WhenWednesdays during term time
  • Time4.30-6pm
  • PriceFREE
  • VenueBradford City Library
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