NAWE 2018: Sessions Not to Miss

This weekend marks the final event of Paper Nations’ 2016-18 phase: The 2018 NAWE Conference! The Paper Nations team are heading to York to present our work following three years of intensive, on-the-ground research into creative writing opportunities for young people. We’ll be hosting events across the weekend and are very excited to be presenting findings from our projects co-produced …

Corsham StoryTown: The Culmination of a Year-Round Programme of Work in Corsham

Over three days, the Corsham community was invited to come together and celebrate the art of writing at the inaugural StoryTown Festival. The culmination of two years of collaboration between Corsham Town Council and Paper Nations, StoryTown featured a busy schedule of readings, exhibitions and writing workshops. Many of the writers who have co-produced writing projects with Paper Nations over the …

Get the Dare to Write Library on Film!

Paper Nations champions approaches to the art of writing that are inclusive, playful and exploratory. Growing out of extensive research and consultation with practitioners, our creative writing in schools programme aims to enhance existing creative writing provision for young people in England in a sustainable way. Tender Opportunity As part of Paper Nations’ commitment to sustaining writing activity, we are …

Opportunities with Dare to Write? Corsham and StoryTown

Paper Nations is inviting organisations and individuals in Corsham, Wiltshire to apply for two opportunities with Corsham Town Council’s StoryTown Festival, part of Dare to Write? Corsham. The two opportunities available are To develop workshops and activities to encourage children to explore the art of writing in an imaginative and innovative way. The position of Corsham StoryTown Co-ordinator Dare to …

Get Young People Writing with the Paper Nations Audit!

Are you an arts, education, or creative industry organisation? Read on to find out how you can help us make creative writing support for young people more easily accessible. We believe that all children should have access to regular, high quality creative writing support, regardless of where they live or the economic barriers they may face. Unlike other elective subjects, …

Dare to Write with Martin Brown

Last week we shared an interview with writer and illustrator Martin Brown –one of the UK’s most prolific contributors to the children’s book industry and best known for his work on the Horrible Histories series. More recently, he has written and illustrated his own non-fiction book for children, Lesser Spotted Animals and is currently developing a follow up. We were …

The Dare to Write Quest

It’s the last week of the summer holidays, but there’s still time to get involved in our Dare to Write Quest! The aim of the quest is to get young people started on their journey to become young writers. We’ll do this through a series of four challenges that will help kids everywhere explore their writing interests. The Dare to …

LKMco’s Creative Writing in Schools: Literature Review

Today LKMco, Paper Nations and First Story are launching a literature review exploring creative writing in schools, which looks at how schools currently develop young people’s creative writing, and how the impact of creative writing interventions could be strengthened. Paper Nations and First Story both received grants from Arts Council England’s Creative Writing in Schools fund. As part of this, …

National Writing Day

21 June 2017 marks the first National Writing Day – a new campaign that gives people across the country the chance to find their own voices through a day of festivities focused on writing. We want schools, libraries, writing groups and communities across the country to experience the pleasure and power that comes from writing creatively.   National Writing Day …

MediaWall Live Writing Event at MIX 2017 Writing Digital

From July 10th-12th 2017, Bath Spa University will hosting the International Mix Digital Conference. This event brings together writers, artists, educators and media practitioners to explore where storytelling and media creation intersect with technology.  This year, Paper Nations has teamed up with MIX to contribute to the Regeneration stand which celebrates young writers and the future of creative writing including …