The Release of The Writer’s Cycle

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We have exciting news! After three years of development, The Writer’s Cycle is now available to download. The Writer’s Cycle is a valuable resource for those interested in supporting writers. The Cycle can be used to develop creative writing programmes, classes, workshops, and events for writers at any age or phase in their writing journey. Every writer is unique, bringing … Read More

Take Your Writing to the Next Step with the Dare to Write? Academy Summer Courses

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This month, we are thrilled to welcome award-winning author and memoirist Aminatta Forna to the Dare to Write? Academy stage, where she will host a series of online workshops and talks for writers and readers of all levels of experience. There are four fantastic events on offer: a two-week Masterclass in Advanced Fiction and Memoir for writers who have a … Read More

Announcing… Our AI Story Lab Writers!

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In our current climate, exploring new technology and innovative ways to tell a story is more relevant than ever. This May, Paper Nations are joining The Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, Bristol+Bath Creative R+D, and creative technology partners To Play For to host a fully-funded, two-day workshop that explores the storytelling revolution. With thanks to all those that applied, … Read More

The Great Margin: Responding to the Pandemic

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I’m Joanna, Paper Nations’ Engagement Manager, and like most or likely all of you, I’m finding myself struggling as my life changes on a daily basis in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of us are isolated in homes that may not offer us a room to ourselves, let alone a quiet creative space. Anxiety levels are high, the news … Read More

Time to Write Commissions for underrepresented writers in South-West England – Applications now open

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When we launched Writing for All, we were very clear about our aims: to open up writing and publishing to writers who might otherwise lack access, who bring voices and stories we might otherwise miss. We believe that a broad range of voices and stories enriches and is vital to people’s understanding of the world. That means encouraging people across … Read More

Beyond the Book: The Recipients

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What a fantastic response we’ve had. The quality of the submissions to our Beyond the Book commission was very high. We had entries from forty writers and technologists with links to the upper South West, including projects from multi-prizewinning authors and professionals. Our independent selection panel shortlisted commended twelve applicants, who have now all received feedback on their submissions. But … Read More

Join Us on 18-20th October At the StoryTown Corsham Festival!

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It’s just two weeks until the second annual StoryTown, a family writing festival in Corsham, Wiltshire. Across the weekend of 18th-20th October, there will be over 30 events for writers of all ages and persuasions. We’ve got something for digital writers, families of writers, writers interested in history or experimenting with hand printing, poets, writing educators and more. We are … Read More

Announcing our innovative new CPD programme for writers, researchers, and educators!

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We are excited to reveal information about the Dare to Write? Academy – a new series of writing events, flagship courses, and workshops available in 2020. The Dare to Write? Academy is one of our co-produced projects, led by TRACE at Bath Spa University. The Paper Nations’ Writing for All programme will contribute to the The Dare to Write? Academy … Read More

The Quiet

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The Quiet is our reflective time – you won’t hear anything from us on our website or across social media until the end of August.  This time is reserved for all of us to get back to basics: to write and reflect on our writing journeys. Writing demands our time from dawn till dusk. It’s important to take time away … Read More