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Back to basics for writers; HURST STREET.

BUDDING poets and authors are invited to get writing at one of Birmingham's top historical attractions.

Staff at the Birmingham Back to Back houses in Hurst Street are launching a creative writing course and are looking for new recruits.

The workshop will be led by playwright and poet Philip Monks and is part of the Birmingham Book Festival which runs from October 2 to 13.

Participants can enjoy a tour of the historic courtyard and hear stories of some of the people who used to live and work there before penning their own stories.

Laura Alden, house and visitor services manager, said: "This is a unique opportunity for people to enjoy the Back to Backs from a different viewpoint and to benefit from Philip's experience as a writer. We are thrilled to be supporting the Birmingham Book Festival and feel sure that Court 15 will inspire some fantastic writing."

The creative writing workshop will take place from 9am to 12.30pm at the Back to Backs on Tuesday.

Places cost pounds 16, or pounds 13 concessions, and must be booked in advance by calling 0121 246 2770.
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