13 April 2019 Literary Study Day – ‘When Paula Met Charlotte’

How did one of the greatest artists of the 21st century respond to one of the greatest writers of the 19th? On 13 April 2019 at the Birmingham Midland Institute (BMI) The Hearth Centre’s director Polly Wright and poet and artist Margaret Markworthy presented Paula Rego’s 25 extraordinary lithographs of Jane Eyre, and read extracts from the nation’s favourite novel.

March 2019 Friends of Enemies – Work in Progress Tour

Friends of Enemies, written by Hearth Centre director Polly Wright, has finished a successful and thought provoking ACE funded Work in Progress tour. Readings of the play were presented at Pentabus in Shropshire, Theatr Clwyd in North Wales, MAC in Birmingham and Exeter Street Hall in Brighton. We’re looking forward to sharing more with you about the work as times goes on!

Writing the Seasons: Autumn on October 21st and 22nd

Extend your creativity to the full… Exciting short course combining visual art and creative writing at MAC to explore the seasons in traditional tales. Led by writer and Artistic Director of Hearth: Polly Wright. No previous experience in writing or visual art techniques necessary. Click HERE for tickets. I loved the course in August and…

The Writers’ Reading Group with Polly Wright at the BMI – Sept to Dec

Starting Weds September 13 fortnightly for 8 weeks 6-8pm £52/£44 for all 8 sessions £7 or £6 per session for members of the BMI CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Looking for a reading group with a difference? Enjoy reading – but always thought you’d like to give writing a go yourself? Three different types of comic…