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

Joanna NisselDare To Write, Education, Event, News, Opportunities, WritingLeave a Comment

We are excited to reveal information about the Dare to Write? Academy – a new series of writing events, flagship courses, and workshops available from January 15th 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 … Read More

Writing for All: The Conversation Begins – Catch Up and Join In

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It was wonderful to welcome everyone to the launch of the Paper Nations Writing for All programme, and our £5000 Beyond the Book commissions for digital writers.  We’re so excited by the positive feedback and inspiring ideas we gathered from the diverse variety of writers, creatives, and industry experts who attended our launch.  For those of you who were there, … Read More

Writing for All & 3 x £5,000 Digital Writing Commissions

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On July 1st, we launched the next exciting phase of Paper Nations, Writing for All, and to kick off this new programme we announced three £5,000 Beyond the Book commissions for writers to work on a digital writing project. Through Writing for All, we want to see writing become an art for everyone and for the writing and media industries … Read More

The Most Magical Time of the Year… A Writing Dare by Chris Vick

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Children’s author Chris Vick has a real treat for you… a brand new Christmas writing dare! Read on to discover the holiday magic.   Flying reindeer, naughty elves, Scrooge’s ghosts . . . There’s no doubt about it, Christmas is a time of magic: dark nights, crackling fires, whispering winds and frosty fields. When time freezes, the rules of logic … Read More

The 2018 NAWE Conference: Reflections

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The second weekend of November saw the Paper Nations team visiting our partner, NAWE, the National Association for Writers in Education, for their annual conference in York. The team ran a number of sessions, presenting research-grounded work to the NAWE community and generating exciting discussions on the writing ecology of the UK. Seraphima Kennedy, Director of NAWE, began the conference … Read More

NAWE 2018: Sessions Not to Miss

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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 … Read More

The Dare to Write Quest

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It’s the last week of the summer holidays, but there’s still time to get involved in our Dare to Write Quest! The aim of the quest is to get young people started on their journey to become young writers. We’ll do this through a series of four challenges that will help kids everywhere explore their writing interests. The Dare to … Read More

MediaWall Live Writing Event at MIX 2017 Writing Digital

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From July 10th-12th 2017, Bath Spa University will hosting the International Mix Digital Conference. This event brings together writers, artists, educators and media practitioners to explore where storytelling and media creation intersect with technology.  This year, Paper Nations has teamed up with MIX to contribute to the Regeneration stand which celebrates young writers and the future of creative writing including … Read More

The Bath Festival, 19-28 May: Young Writers Lab, Family Arts Day, Dare to Write Library and More

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Bath Festivals is one of our fantastic partner organisations dedicated to promoting sustainable creative writing programmes in educational environments. Working with their Creative Learning department, Paper Nations runs and supports creative writing workshops at schools and festivals in the local area. One of these festivals is The Bath Festival which runs from 19th to 28th May 2017. Building on the … Read More