Mentoring for Emerging Gloucestershire Writers

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Get the support you need to complete your first novel, short story collection, or poetry pamphlet! Local writing development organisation, Dialect, have brought together talented mentors to offer a free, 3-month scheme to emerging writers in Gloucestershire. If you’re looking to strengthen your creative practice, and receive intensive high quality support towards your first publication, look no further. The Mentors: … 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

Join Us on 18-20th October At the StoryTown Corsham Festival!

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It’s just two weeks until the second annual StoryTown, a family writing festival in Corsham, Wiltshire. Across the weekend of 18th-20th October, there will be over 30 events for writers of all ages and persuasions. We’ve got something for digital writers, families of writers, writers interested in history or experimenting with hand printing, poets, writing educators and more. We are … Read More

The Quiet

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The Quiet is our reflective time – you won’t hear anything from us on our website or across social media until the end of August.  This time is reserved for all of us to get back to basics: to write and reflect on our writing journeys. Writing demands our time from dawn till dusk. It’s important to take time away … 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

Dare to Write: Spooky Cottage

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It’s Halloween! The night where the border between our world and the magical world is at its thinnest. Fantastic and spooky things can happen on this night. Our writing dare is inspired by the mysterious… “You are going trick-or-treating. You discover an old cottage hidden in your local park. Creeping up the black stone pathway, you reach the front door. … Read More

Dare to Write with Martin Brown

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Last week we shared an interview with writer and illustrator Martin Brown –one of the UK’s most prolific contributors to the children’s book industry and best known for his work on the Horrible Histories series. More recently, he has written and illustrated his own non-fiction book for children, Lesser Spotted Animals and is currently developing a follow up. We were … 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

National Writing Day

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21 June 2017 marks the first National Writing Day – a new campaign that gives people across the country the chance to find their own voices through a day of festivities focused on writing. We want schools, libraries, writing groups and communities across the country to experience the pleasure and power that comes from writing creatively.   National Writing Day … Read More