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 in Year 8 to Year 13, 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 a commissioned writer, creative writing facilitator and prize-winning performer based in Leeds.

Our term dates for Autumn 2019 are:

  • Wed 18 September

  • Wed 25 September

  • Wed 02 October

  • Wed 9 October

  • Wed 16 October

  • Wed 23 October

  • NO session on Wed 30 October (half term).

  • Wed 6 November

  • Wed 13 November

  • Wed 20 November

  • Wed 27 November

If you would like more details or are interested in joining the group, please contact:

(Please ensure you have contacted Ilkley Literature Festival prior to joining the group).

Event Details

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