This year, Paper Nations is working to shape the future of creative writing for young people in the UK, enabling young people to get the support they deserve, no matter where they are or what barriers they face.

You are an essential part of bringing about this change.


How can you help?

In summer 2018, we will be launching Dare to Write, a campaign that aims to promote writing activities available to young people across the UK over the course of the year.

To prepare for this, Paper Nations is currently completing an audit of all the creative writing opportunities for young people in the UK. We will share all relevant, high quality opportunities on our Dare to Write platform so children across the UK can find out about the creative writing support available in their local area.


You are invited

We invite arts, education, and creative industry organisations across the UK to join this conversation. Share events and information on upcoming creative writing opportunities for children and young people happening in your area or online with us. Creative writing support is defined as an event, a class or club, a festival, website, or an activity that see young people develop their creative writing skills. Writing tutors are also welcome to submit their services.

We particularly need details about these opportunities including times, dates, locations, what the opportunity is, and links to a website should the organisers have one. Think about it from a child’s perspective: what information will they need to be able to take part in this opportunity?

You can fill in the survey for yourself or on behalf of someone else using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/3R3KK28. The survey takes less than five minutes.


Share the news

Do share this project as widely as you can to any writers, organisations or facilitators you know. We will be sharing our findings across social media in the coming month, using the hashtag #DaretoWrite – please join in with this conversation! Shares, likes, tweets, are all very welcome across all platforms. The more initiatives you connect us with, the more support young people will be able to access.

If you have any questions about the audit, or about Paper Nations at all, do get in touch through social media or via

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