The Arts Foundry publishes the best new poetry, fiction, memoir, and essays coming out of the Black Country. Regional writing deserves a stage of its own.

Currently accepting short pieces of life writing. Send us your work using the form below…

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RE-STORE: artists need YOUR help to make sculptures out of charity donations

If you are a regular visitor to charity shops, you’ll love this new creative project on the process of donating and buying. An exciting new collaboration between RBSA Gallery  and SENSE will see artists create new artworks out of the things we give away. The work is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council … Continue reading RE-STORE: artists need YOUR help to make sculptures out of charity donations

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Real Life Stories

We’re on the lookout for the best tales from the region… and we’re using personal photography collections as inspiration.

Real Life Stories is working with writers and writing groups across the Black Country to develop new pieces of prose based on responses to everyday photographs. We’ll be touring local writers’ groups with images from the archive, to inspire new creative responses. Writers can also send us existing real-life tales.

If you are interested in submitting to Real Life Stories, please send us your work using the form below. Stories should be between 300 and 3,000 words.

 

Banner image: Ron Moss and Family self-portrait, 1962. The Ron Moss Collection, courtesy of the Living Memory Project.

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