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Congratulations to the winners of our Creative Writing Competition 2020

Congratulations to the winners of our Creative Writing Competition 2020

We are pleased to announce the winners of The Writers’ Block Creative Writing Competition 2020.   This year’s competition was on the theme of ‘Change’ and we loved the variety of styles and interpretations that were sent our way. We would like to thank everyone […]

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Young Writers’ Group goes online

While we were all learning the ropes, guest appearances from the writers’ pets and a spontaneous display of jaunty hats helped to make our first online Young Writers workshop a resounding success. As ever, we took full advantage of our circumstances and first off invited […]

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Primary Creative Writing Club April 16th 2020

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This week’s Primary Creative Writing Club is an inspiration-packed activity sheet from workshop leader, teacher, and writer Sarah Connors.   We Are All Different! – Creating Character   Hello everyone from the Writers’ Block After School Club. We are missing you and we hope you […]

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The Writers’ Block Competition 2020

The Writers' Block  Competition 2020

The Writers’ Block is excited to announce the launch of its Creative Writing Competition as part of its Summer 2020 season of online events.   The Writers’ Block Competition opens on April 1st 2020 for entries of prose fiction up to 500 words in length […]

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The Writers’ Block goes online!

The Writers' Block goes online!

The Writers’ Block has turned its Summer season of events into an online extravaganza! In response to Covid-19 we have closed our physical doors to The Writers’ Block, but we will be throwing open the doors of the imagination for you this Summer. Many of […]

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Pivotal moments at The Writers’ Block

  The Young Writers rose to the challenge again last Saturday, exploring an array of different prompts designed to entertain and inspire. To begin with, we examined the ways in which the pivotal moments of our lives can be borrowed from to inspire stories. From […]

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Looking back and looking forward at The Writers’ Block

Looking back and looking forward at The Writers’ Block

Our Young Writers were on form last Saturday for the first workshop of the New Year. At this time, many people’s minds naturally turn to goal setting, and our students were no different. Using Neil Gaiman’s Make Good Art commencement speech as our inspiration, we […]

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Celebrating the Seasons with Micropoetry by Casey Bottono

Celebrating the Seasons with Micropoetry   by Casey Bottono

Have you ever thought that you wanted to write, but didn’t have the time? This little prompt will take you about 20 minutes. When people ask me about my favourite form of poetry, I always come back to haiku. These three line poems originated in […]

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Vacancy – Community Facilitator at The Writers’ Block

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Thanks to funding from Arts Council England and the Garfield Weston Foundation, we are able to develop our Community Outreach programme for 2020. We are looking for an enthusiastic Community Facilitator to promote and develop new social and community partnerships. The aim of the role […]

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Primary Creative Writing Club

Primary Creative Writing Club

This term we have been continuing to run our Primary Creative Writing after school club. This group meets every Thursday from 4-5:15pm to explore their imagination through arts, crafts, stories and writing. The sessions are run by professional teachers and writers who are passionate about […]

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