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Writing Competition and Workshops


Jun 21 2023


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

About The Event


Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park, Bradford BD9 4NS

Tuesdays 8th, 15th and 22nd August, 10:30am to 1pm

FREE, lunch provided.

Bradford Museums and Galleries would like to invite Bradford writers to attend  writing workshops on Tuesdays 8th, 15th and 22nd August, 10:30am to 1pm. Using the museum for inspiration, the workshops will cover short stories and poetry and all writers will be considered for entry in an upcoming publication.

The competition invites applicants to submit poetry and short stories by August 30th 2023. The entries will then be shortlisted, with a first, second and third prize.

Entries can be sent to Bradford Cares Writing Competition | Karolia Creatives

The work will be presented in an anthology called In the Blink of an Eye which will be sold later in the gallery shop.

Under 16s must be accompanied by a guardian.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the morning workshop, our resident volunteer and writer Mariyam Karolia will be available during the afternoon for writers to drop in, until 3.30pm.

These are FREE sessions, booking essential on:

In addition to this resident writer,  Mariyam welcomes children’s homes to host in-home workshops, where she will deliver writing sessions dependent on the children’s ages.

As part of the final project Mariyam is also keen for people to share home videos of Bradford from the past 30 years, upon which the writing could be sound tracked. These can be submitted to

Supported by Bradford Museums and Galleries and funded by Arts Council England.


May Half-term with Bradford District Museums & Galleries

Looking for something to do  over half term? 
Have a look at our families events – follow the links for more information

28th May Dreams and Songs to sing
Cartwright Hall
Meet author Richard O’Neill for traditional stories and handicrafts

29th May –
Put yourself in the picture
Bradford Industrial Museum
Visit our “Bairds TV” display, help to make an old fashioned TV and become a news presenter or star in an advert!

30th MayLocal Myths and Legends
Bolling Hall
Listen to traditional stories and design a mythical creature.
Details here

1st June Within Nature
Cliffe Castle
Meet the artists & take part in associated family activities.