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Shout it Loud! Olivia Lowry reflects on her time with The Writers’ Block

This week we are SHOUTING IT LOUD for Olivia Lowry. Olivia leads our Young Writers workshop and is a member of The Story Republic team. Her love of words enthuses the young writers and her confidence in performing has led even the shyest to stand […]

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Podcast S2 E1 Words in a Time of Lockdown: Louisa Adjoa Parker

Welcome back for season two of Words in a Time of Lockdown. Episode one is a conversation with poet, short story writer and speaker on black history and rural racism, Louisa Adjoa Parker. We discuss how the Black Lives Matter movement affected her and her […]

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Solstice Stories and Seasonal Celebrations with the Young Writers

As days became shorter in years gone by, groups gathered around the fire to share stories. Such sharing might be out of reach this year, but our most recent workshop with the young writers provided ample opportunity to celebrate all the good that comes with […]

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Thirteen Jolliffs and Other Stories

A project from The Story Republic, funded by Feast These stories were all written by The Story Republic team about Liskeard, Looe and Polperro, inspired by real and imagined happenings. They were designed into posters and postcards which were spread around the towns and sent […]

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Emerging Playwrights Training programme

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 Youth Theatre to commission a selection of short, original plays for Autumn 2021. Led by writer […]

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Solving Poetry Puzzles with the Young Writers

Our group of talented young writers always seem to be up for a challenge. Even so, we had to wonder whether we’d set the bar too high this month. The November workshop provided an opportunity to focus on structure in a way that we haven’t […]

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Crowdfunder Success!

Last month, we held a Crowdfunder campaign to raise money to create digital creative writing workshops for schools. We are so excited, touched, and proud to say we reached our target and this project will now become a reality! This project will see us produce a […]

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Raising the curtain on script writing with the Young Writers

by workshop leader Casey Bottono The first online Young Writers’ Group of the Autumn term offered participants the opportunity to experience an immersive script writing session. Taking inspiration from their living space, and borrowing from Desert Island Discs provided a wealth of ideas from which […]

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Support our Crowdfunder!

Just 9 days left! Help us to support children in Cornish schools to rebuild their confidence in writing and find their voice and their story through experiencing digital creative writing workshops. We are raising money to produce a package of digitally delivered writing workshops for […]

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New Podcast Series from The Writers’ Block!

The Writers’ Block is pleased to announce the launch of its very own podcast! Our first series , ‘Words in a Time of Lockdown’ features author and team member of The Writers’ Block, Polly Roberts, speaking with writers who we have worked with over the […]

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