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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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37 Plays – August playwriting workshops with Jane Pugh

Getting started with Jane Pugh: Whether you are a new writer or already writing, this 2 day course looks at the creativity and craft of playwriting. There will be exercises and time to write so you can start and structure your plays. Jane Pugh is […]

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37 Plays in Cornwall

As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s search for 37 plays, Hall for Cornwall and The Writers’ Block are running a series of workshops led by some of Cornwall’s finest playwrights and theatre makers to support emerging writers or anyone interested in submitting a play. […]

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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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Get Back to Culture – creative & cultural funding for Cornish secondary schools

Get Back to Culture is an opportunity for Secondary Schools in Cornwall to undertake a creative or cultural visit or activity. It is supported by Cornwall Council. The scheme has been developed by the Culture and Creative Partnerships team at Cornwall Council and is managed […]

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Vacancy – Venue & Marketing Co-ordinator – deadline 21 March

The Writers’ Block is opening in the Old Redruth Library, and we need a Venue & Marketing Co-ordinator to help make it happen! About Us The Writers’ Block is a unique creative writing centre where we champion the writer in everyone. Working with families, young people, […]

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