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Jun
11

Featured Event – Author Talk for Aspiring South West Writers

Featured Event: Author Talk for Aspiring South West Writers An author talk hosted by young adult (YA) authors Emma Smith-Barton and Kesia Lupo, is being held in Bristol to celebrate National Writing Day, on Wednesday 26th June. The talk will focus on writing novels for YA, and how authors can get their work published. The […]

Jun
11

Songwriting – Rob Green

Singer songwriter, Rob Green draws upon the varied genres of music he grew up with – including soul, RnB, indie and rock – to inform his own distinctive sound and style.

Jun
11

Featured Event – Picket Line Poetry

Picket Line Poetry on National Writing Day Take to your typewriters! Post a photo of your typewriter with a line of protest poetry. On National Writing Day, 26th June, students from secondary schools across Hull will form a picket line of poetry. Led by writer Russ Litten and literacy charity First Story and funded by Back […]

Jun
10

Songwriting – Ed Seed/Stats

Songwriting – Ed Seed/Stats Songwriter and musician Ed Seed has toured with everyone from Dua Lipa to La Roux, and his recent album with band Stats is soaring up the indie charts.  He gave us some insights into his songwriting process. How did you get started in songwriting? When I was 17 or 18, learning […]

Jun
7

Writing, Health & Wellbeing – Poetry on Prescription

Poetry on Prescription: Emergency Poet & Poetry Pharmacy With the recent development of Arts on Prescription, the notion of prescribing creativity and culture for health and wellbeing is gathering momentum.  An established frontrunner in this area is Deborah Alma, aka The Emergency Poet. An acclaimed poet herself, Deborah is also editor of numerous anthologies aimed […]

Jun
7

Featured Event – Festival of Children’s Voices

Festival of Children’s Voices – Rebels: A new type of hero! Saturday 8th June 2019 | 9:30am – 4:30pm What’s your favourite story? Who are your heroes? Do you want to be a story rebel? Everyone has a story to tell, and children have the chance to share their favourite story, and be a rebel […]

Jun
5

Why Write – Cecilia Knapp

‘In this world, we so rarely open our hands to the sky to ask for help’ Cecilia Knapp is a writer, performer, poet and facilitator who talks candidly about mental health in her work.  Cecilia believes in the power of writing and sharing stories as a means for people to express themselves, particularly when it […]

May
31

Why Write? – Sonya Hundal

Sonya Hundal is a British Asian writer and baker living and working in rural Lincolnshire, and a First Story writer-in-residence. Sonya has created work for theatre performance and has mentored new writers as part of the Lincolnshire Festival of New Writing. She is interested in collaborative approaches to developing and producing ideas for performance. As […]

May
30

Why Write? – Rebecca Tantony

Writer, journalist and poet Rebecca Tantony answers the question ‘Why Write?’ ahead of National Writing Day – 26th June 2019. Led by First Story and partners across the UK.