Peacock Poetry— Enter the StoryTown 2020 Poetry Competition

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In the quaint and artistic South West England town of Corsham, Peacocks swagger down streets, snoop in shop windows, disrupt afternoon snoozes, and inspire Corsham Court’s creative writing students with their cries. The StoryTown Corsham festival occurs every October, brimming with storytelling, writing… and peacocks! To further celebrate Corsham’s blue-feathered and brash residents, StoryTown are now inviting aspiring writers to … Read More

Stay-at-Home! Festival Shortlisted for Best Lockdown Event

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We are ecstatic to announce that the Stay-at-Home! International Literature Festival has been shortlisted for The Best Lockdown Event in The Bookseller’s The FutureBook Awards 2020. The Stay-at-Home! International Festival was one of the first major Zoom literary events, running from 27th March to 11th April 2020. It was developed by bestselling author and poet Carolyn Jess Cooke, with Paper … Read More

AI Story Lab: Placements

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Following the success of the AI Story Lab, run in collaboration with Bath Spa University’s Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, To Play For, and Bristol + Bath Creative R+D, four excellent writers from the AI Story Lab have been selected for paid, virtual placements with To Play For. To Play For is a creative technology company that develops interactive … Read More

Announcing Our Selected Writing Producers

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Today we’re happy to reveal the talented writing facilitators who have been chosen as part of our Writing Producers’ Scheme. The Writing Producers’ Scheme is designed to support this talented pool of producers to create, expand, and sustain writing initiatives which will have lasting effect in the writing ecology of the upper South West region. ‘This is a fantastic opportunity … Read More

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