Derby Young Writers is a writers group for 12-18 year olds, based at the QUAD arts centre in Derby.
I founded the group in 2013, when I witnessed similiar projects popping up across the UK. After approaching QUAD, they offered us a monthly meeting space and we’ve met there ever since, for two hours crammed with writing tips, exercises and idea sparks. As well as planning and running these sessions, I manage the group’s social media accounts.
The DYW instagram feed exists mainly for members. It’s crammed full of idea sparks, inspiring tips and information on events or competitions that might appeal to young writers.
A place to keep up with the news about the group. As well as links of interest, there are events pages to promote the monthly meetings which include details of the theme, and a ca
well as links of interest, including competitions and tips, there is an events page to promote monthly meetings, with details of the theme and specially made graphics.