News from The Pigeonhole


If you’re looking for thrills this Hallowe’en, why not sign up to receive new horror anthology Scaremongrel? Get your heart racing with ten terrifying tales featuring horror veterans Tim Lebbon and Guy Adams, and Brum’s very own Louise Palfreyman. Published in handy deliveries to your phone, tablet or computer each week, these spooky stories will … [Read more…]

The Writers’ Toolit, Writing West Midlands


Writing West Midlands present their annual conference The Writers’ Toolkit at University of Birmingham, 7th November: Keynote speakers are poet Jo Bell talking about the 52 Project and how writers can make opportunities for themselves, and literary agent and publishing doyenne Carole Blake, who will let us into the realities of what publishers and agents want … [Read more…]

Forge Magazine – The Icing Agency


mac birmingham is proud to announce the launch of Forge, a new culture magazine developed by The Icing Agency – a team of young arts marketers from mac‘s Next Gen Creative Agency project. Highlighting the work of creative young people across West Midlands region, Forge will feature a variety of content from a variety of artistic … [Read more…]

PowWow Festival of Writing 2015

On 26th April, PowWow Festival of Writing returns for its fourth year to The Prince of Wales with a programme “that brings you more bang for your book.” This year, the festival welcomes internationally-acclaimed screenwriter and BAFTA fellow Andrew Davies (House of Cards, A Very Peculiar Practice), author and Salt Publishing editor Nicholas Royle (Best … [Read more…]

101 Things Birmingham Gave The World

Today is the launch of 101 Things Birmingham Gave The World, after huge support on social media with their successful kickstarter campaign earlier in the year. “101 Things Birmingham Gave The World, is not a Birmingham of the memory. It is a living breathing thing, wrestling with the city’s contradictions, press-ganging the typically arch and understated humour … [Read more…]

Writing West Midlands ‘Page Talk’ & Birmingham Literature Festival

Birmingham Literature Festival returns later this year for ten days of high quality literature events, conversations and activities. Festival events already on sale include: Jackie Kay: Poems for National Poetry Day – Thursday 2 October, 7.30 – 8.45pm Wake up Happy with Stephen May – Thursday 2 October, 7.30 – 8.45pm Roger McGough with Liz Berry: As Far As … [Read more…]

I CHOOSE Birmingham

Back in October last year, we wrote about a brand new newsletter hitting inboxes across Birmingham. Since then, ICHOOS Birmingham has gone through a facelift courtesy of Claire Hartley, and now the weekly publication is known as I CHOOSE Birmingham. After a short publishing break I CHOOSE Birmingham returns to subscribers inboxes this Friday. The free e-magazine highlights the … [Read more…]