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Training for Emerging Playwrights – deadline 1 May

The Writers’ Block is running a 3 day training programme for Emerging Playwrights, funded and supported by The Minack Theatre. The outcome of the programme is for The Minack Theatre to commission a selection of short, original plays for Autumn 2024 for their Play in […]

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Emerging performers – The Story Republic for 2024! Deadline 8 April

Development & Work Opportunity for Emerging Performers The Story Republic is an ensemble of performers with a passion for story, poetry and song with a strong Cornish flavour.  In a typical summer, The Story Republic will perform at events and festivals, as well as part […]

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Welcome to our new Creative Director!

We are delighted to welcome Dr Jen McDerra as the new Creative Director of The Writers’ Block. Our KEAP Director of 22 years, Amanda Harris, will retire on 30 November, and Artistic Director Anna Maria Murphy will take a step back in 2024. Now we […]

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We’re hiring! Creative Director – The Writers’ Block

Are you passionate about the power of the written and spoken word to change lives? Do you thrive on partnership working and collaboration? Do you have good knowledge of sector needs and creative writing and literacy strategy? At a moment of change, with the retirement […]

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Considering Place as Character with the Young Writers

by Casey Bottono Our most recent Young Writers workshop found us exploring the concept of place as character. The writers first focused on writing about a place that held personal meaning, before beginning to personify those places. Widening the focus, we then invited them to […]

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Call Out for Emerging Children’s Writers – deadline 13 June

The Writers’ Block has been developing a programme of specialist Writers’ Rooms around specific genres. They are focussed on emerging writers working with experienced professional writers on a genre, creating writing with a direct route to audiences. This Writers’ Room is focussed on writing for […]

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Steampunk Adventures with the Young Writers

Creative writing is most often considered an individual pursuit, but it can be rewarding to branch out of your comfort zone and try writing with other people. With this in mind, our most recent Young Writers Group explored the possibilities of writing fiction collaboratively. Our […]

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Call out for emerging performers for The Story Republic 2022 – deadline 29 April

Development & Work Opportunity for Emerging Performers The Story Republic is an ensemble of performers with a passion for story, poetry and song with a strong Cornish flavour.  In a typical summer, The Story Republic will perform at events and festivals, as well as part […]

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The Newsroom – Redruth School News Team & The Writers’ Block

The Redruth School News team, The Young Cornish Opinion, working with The Writers’ Block & Kresen Kernow, documented the unveiling of a new piece of sculpture by Abigail Reynolds on 5 March 2022 at Kresen Kernow. Here they talk about their experiences, what they have […]

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Narrative Poetry Journeys with the Young Writers

Excerpt from ‘A Poem of Gratitude Towards The Underestimated Moments in Life’ by Rosie, Young Writers’ Group ‘[…] Birds cheeping and chirping; tweet, tweet. Twigs dry and snapping; crack, crack. Life a privilege and a gift; thank you, thank you. And as I step forward, […]

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