Tel: 0151 709 3688
The Write On! project is a year-round programme run by the Orange Birmingham Book Festival. About 15 writers work in 60 schools over the year, recruited through Birmingham, Solihull and Staffordshire local education authorities (individual schools should approach their LEA first).
The project will soon be extended into Wolverhampton. The package offered to schools includes writing workshops for teachers and parents, and celebratory events at the end of each term. Funding usually comes from schools and LEAs, underpinned by Arts Council England.
Write On! project manager Jonathan Davidson also has three journalists available for schools work. "Anyone who uses language creatively and can inspire children could be a role model to give an understanding of how writing can be used in adult lives," he says.
Write On! is administered for the Orange Birmingham Book Festival by Book Communications, an independent agency that offers project management, training, research, marketing and fundraising, focusing on creative writing and reading.
The Orange Birmingham Book Festival runs from October 7-22. See www.bbf04.co.uk. Contact Book Communications
Tel: 0121 246 2770
* See today's Friday magazine for a feature on Sunderland's EAZ-wide writing project with New Writing North