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Jun
26

Featured Event – Young Writers’ Anthology Launches with First Story

This National Writing Day, young people across Leicester are launching brand new anthologies of their work Having spent the past year learning to find their voices with a professional Writer-in-Residence (or a term for those on shorter programmes) as part of the First Story programme, students at schools are preparing themselves for an exciting celebration […]


Jun
26

Songwriting – Karine Polwart & ‘Place’

Writing ‘Place’ – Karine Polwart Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter and musician, as well as a theatre maker, storyteller, spoken-word performer and published essayist. Her songs combine folk influences and myth with themes as diverse as Donald Trump’s corporate megalomania, Charles Darwin’s family life and the complexities of modern parenthood. She sings traditional […]


Jun
26

Write Away! with Laurie Bolger

It’s National Writing Day! Poet Laurie Bolger guides you through our simple and fun freewrite activity, Write Away! Just begin with ‘In this place…’


Jun
25

Featured Event – Ecopoetry Workshop with The Poetry School

On National Writing Day, Daisy Lafarge will be leading an ecopoetry workshop in Edinburgh, exploring the world of bacteria and how their relationship to humans and nature can be used to construct and deconstruct poetry. The workshop has been organised by The Poetry School to encourage the writing and understanding of ecopoetry, and to celebrate National Writing Day.


Jun
24

Resources

We’ve got everything you need to celebrate National Writing Day.  Check out our resources for individuals, schools and groups, and our blog full of articles and insights to inspire you.



Jun
18

Writing ‘Place’ – Max Porter

Best-selling author Max Porter is renowned for his ability to capture and conjure space and place in his work. His first novel, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers won the Sunday Times/Peter, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize, the Europese Literatuurprijs and the BAMB Readers’ Award and was […]



Jun
18

Featured Event – Ally Sherrick @ Guildford Library

Children’s author hosts workshop on writing for children and young people to celebrate National Writing Day Award-winning children’s author Ally Sherrick is hosting an introductory workshop on the key elements of writing for children and young people, to celebrate National Writing Day. The event, which will be held in Guildford Library on Wednesday 26th June […]


Jun
17

Songwriting – Duncan Haskell

‘I love a lyric which is able to communicate something universal through details which are very specific to its writer’ – Duncan Haskell writes for Songwriting Magazine and more. Here he talks about music journalism, poetry and the art of a great lyric.