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

Corsham StoryTown: The Culmination of a Year-Round Programme of Work in Corsham

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Over three days, the Corsham community was invited to come together and celebrate the art of writing at the inaugural StoryTown Festival. The culmination of two years of collaboration between Corsham Town Council and Paper Nations, StoryTown featured a busy schedule of readings, exhibitions and writing workshops. Many of the writers who have co-produced writing projects with Paper Nations over the … Read More

Get Young People Writing with the Paper Nations Audit!

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Are you an arts, education, or creative industry organisation? Read on to find out how you can help us make creative writing support for young people more easily accessible. We believe that all children should have access to regular, high quality creative writing support, regardless of where they live or the economic barriers they may face. Unlike other elective subjects, … 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

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