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Young Writers Mentoring Programme

The Writers’ Block Young Writers Mentoring Programme is now open for applications! Are you a writer aged 11-16 years? We have an incredible opportunity for you! Our Young Writers Programme is now open and we are looking for the next novelist, journalist, spoken word artist, […]

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Mixing Fantasy and History with the Young Writers

During last month’s in-person workshop at Kresen Kernow, we discovered some common ground between our young writers, beyond their love of the art form. Several participants expressed an interest in writing fantasy. As we aim to be guided by what students want to write, we […]

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New podcast with The Writers’ Block patron Sir Tim Rice

To open the new season we have an extra special guest, Sir Tim Rice! Lyricist extraordinaire, producer, writer, cricketer and The Writers’ Block patron, Tim has a wealth of stories and wisdom to share with us. Best known for writing the lyrics to Jesus Christ […]

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Coming Home To Kresen Kernow: Celebrating the Ordinalia with the Young Writers

Being able to gather with the Young Writers is always a pleasure, whether meeting virtually or not…but after so long, last Saturday’s first in-person workshop truly felt like a gift. Four newcomers and one regular met at Kresen Kernow in Redruth for a workshop on […]

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Call out for emerging writers – deadline 21 Oct

The Writers’ Block Writers’ Room – Paid opportunity for emerging writers Writing Bedtime Stories for Grown ups The Writers’ Block is the writing centre for Cornwall, and is both a unique space for writing and a development programme for writers of all ages. In 2021 […]

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Podcast S3 E2 Words in a Time of Lockdown: Clare Owen and Sophie Aldred

We have just released our latest podcast! Next term we will be back with a new podcast series, kicking off in September with special guest, Sir Tim Rice, The Writers’ Block patron. See you then!   In episode two of season three, I have the […]

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Midsummer Celebrations with the Young Writers

Rambling bushes sweeping Over sheer-drop cliffs. Shrieking gulls cry to the sky and In tiny holes, cleaning their whiskers: Ever-present mice huddle against the gale R, Young Writers’ Group, 26th June 2021   Our June Young Writers workshop fell just after the Summer Solstice, so […]

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It’s All About Love

Y7 news Reporter Josh Lapham “Laws don’t change society, society does. So, let us help society get there.”   For a lot of LGBTQIA+ individuals’ self-acceptance is a learned skill, so a positive affirmation from friends and family upon coming out and talking about their […]

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5 hour Protest Halts McDonalds

by Y7 News Reporters Ella & Sophie. The 2021 G7 Summit has led to many members of the public to use it to gain publicity for issues that they are passionate about. This has been supported by the police, in fact one of our young […]

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Falmouth Paddle Out for the Ocean

by Y7 reporter Mya Gurrin. On Saturday the 12th June, approximately 1000 people joined the Surface Against Sewage ‘Paddle out’, to give the Ocean a voice and warn people and the G7 delegates that the sea and sea creatures are struggling to survive amidst plastic […]

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