In the countdown to their annual conference, we want to introduce one of our project partners, NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education). NAWE’s mission is to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of creative writing. As part of that, they’re coordinating a three-day programme of talks, workshops and other events, taking place next weekend. During this year’s conference, we’ll be sharing more information about The Young Creative Writer Award.
The Young Creative Writer Award is a new accredited scheme that will inspire young people to develop their writing talent and build their confidence. Designed in conjunction with NAWE, Bath Festivals and Bath Spa University, this award will be the very first National Creative Writing qualification for children.
In conjunction with NAWE and Bath Festivals, Paper Nations have been designing a national framework for the award, along with resources for writers, tutors and other educators. The first draft of that framework will be presented at the conference in an interactive session led by Dr Bambo Soyinka, the Creative Director of Paper Nations.
We’ll be inviting feedback from attendees, who’ll also have the opportunity to participate in focus groups to ensure that the Young Creative Writer Award is as effective as possible at supporting young writers to develop their voices, skills and confidence. Highlights from the session will be shared via our social platforms, so – even if you can’t be there in person- you’ll still have the chance to find out our plans and have your say.
Other highlights of the NAWE 2016 Conference include exclusive film screenings, interactive workshops, readings from authors including Patience Agbabi and Kit de Waal and much more besides. We can’t wait!
Follow NAWE on Twitter or Facebook, or check the website for more details about the upcoming conference.