Pens and Gems Writing Group…

We’re really excited to be hosting a new writing group led by Jo Skelt in our Jewellery Quarter emporium on the first Sunday of every month from 11am-1pm.

Jo’s a writing tutor at MAC Birmingham and she has been commissioned to write for the Phoenix Theatre Leicester as well as the Arts Council Poetry Encounters project, so you really are in good hands. Jo has also recently organised a Birmingham-wide writing group called Writing Around Town. She’s now bringing her enthusiasm and experience in to the café, with a pen in one hand and a coffee in the other.


Each meeting will consist of varied writing exercises in response to the fascinating local environment. These will include draft poems, short prose and stories as well as journal writing. It’s £12 per session and writing experience is not necessary. You can contact Jo on 07817 394908 and to book a place, please email

Next meeting dates are June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th and September 1st.

Urban Emporiums | 30 Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2NP