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 with writing tutors, schools and communities, our major outputs such as the Writer Development Cycle, Dare to Write?, and our plans for Paper Nations 2019-21.

Don’t miss our exciting research and announcements in the following sessions:

Friday 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Session A1iii, Paper Nations and Creative Writing Education
Lynne Taylor’s presentation will describe the findings from Paper Nations’ co-production projects with writing tutors, schools and communities. It will answer the question, ‘What have we learned about the needs of schools, writers, teachers and the children and young people we wanted to reach?’

Friday 4.30pm – 6.30pm, Session B2ii, From ‘I Can’t,’ to ‘Can I?’ to ‘I Can!’
A presentation by Chris Vick, exploring the barriers to writing for young people, and in particular, confidence and perceived lack of ability.

Saturday 2pm – 3pm, Plenary, Creative Writing in Schools – A Celebration!
The whole Paper Nations team will proudly present the Writer Development Cycle and Dare to Write? – a sourcebook designed to encourage young people to explore their creativity and imagination. We will also announce our 2019-21 plans and host a Q&A so you can find out more.

Saturday 3pm – 4.30pm, Session B6, Freedom, Creativity and Fun: Creative Writing Workshops for Young People
In this panel, teachers and writers will describe their experience of developing and delivering creative writing workshops for young people. In particular, they will focus on the importance of making creative writing about playfulness, freedom to write and having fun.

Sunday 9am – 10.30am, Session D8, Creative Writing with Vulnerable and Marginalized Young People
This session will consider the findings of a research project focusing on vulnerable and marginalised young people, which was undertaken as part of Paper Nations Phase 1.


Other Sessions You Shouldn’t Miss…
There are some great events events in this year’s NAWE programme, with speakers from the Society of Authors, the Poetry Society, Writing West Midlands and more. Here are just a few highlights, celebrating the art of writing in all its forms.

First Story: National Writing Day, the Story So Far
Friday 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Session A1iii

The Poetry Society: Celebrating 20 years of Foyle Young Poets
Friday 2.00pm – 3.30pm, Session A1iii

Unheard Voices, Hidden Stories
Saturday 9.00am – 10.00am, Session C3

Take a Breath: Yoga/Breathing for Creativity
Sunday 9.00am – 10.30am, Session A8iii

Coming Out of the Shadow of Section 28
Saturday 10am – 11am, Session B4


See the full programme of events on the NAWE website.

National Association of Writers in Education

Author: Joanna Nissel Tags: Event, News, Writing

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