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

A Writing Challenge from Our Duke of Edinburgh Student, Alex

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Bath-based writer Alex is in Year 10. He is a Junior Judge for the Bath Children’s Novel Award and a former Junior Journalist for the Bath Children’s Literature Festival. This autumn, I’ve been completing the volunteering section of my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award by helping Paper Nations conduct research into their Dare to Write? Prompts. Each week I was … 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