Launching the Final Season of Writing For All

Joanna NisselNewsLeave a Comment

We are pleased to announce the launch of the third and final season of our 2019-21 Writing for All programme. This season will explore the theme of journeying, using the sun as a metaphor for emergence, connection and celebration. As lockdown ends, we will highlight the work of our community, and draw together our activities to make writing more accessible. … Read More

Calling Transnational Writers in South West England!

Joanna NisselNewsLeave a Comment

Call for submissions! We’ve joined together with literary journal, Transnational Literature, on their next issue, which will feature a wealth of writers from the South West (including Devon and Cornwall). Transnational Literature is looking for submissions of all forms: poetry, nonfiction, short story, and flash fiction. Full guidelines linked below. Is your writing concerned with place or displacement, does your … Read More

Mentoring for Emerging Gloucestershire Writers

Joanna NisselNews, OpportunitiesLeave a Comment

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

Respark Your Creativity with ‘Follow The Sun’

Joanna NisselNewsLeave a Comment

Happy New Year! We hope you are all safe and well. For many of us, these last few months may not have been as calm and restful as we had hoped, but wherever you are, whatever the weather, we wish you strength. Creativity may have been a lifeline to you or largely inaccessible. If you’re hoping to reconnect with your … Read More

Peacock Poetry— Enter the StoryTown 2020 Poetry Competition

Joanna NisselNewsLeave a Comment

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

Joanna NisselNewsLeave a Comment

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

Joanna NisselEducation, Opportunities, WritingLeave a Comment

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

Joanna NisselNewsLeave a Comment

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

Joanna NisselEducation, News, WritingLeave a Comment

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