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Solving Poetry Puzzles with the Young Writers

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!

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

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!

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!

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 worked with us in Summer 2020 […]

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Shout it Loud from The Writers’ Block

This week is ‘Shout it Loud!’ week, and we will be giving shout-outs to some of the amazing people who have walked through The Writers’ Block wardrobe. Every year we work with writers from all walks of life, whose words lead them to all manner […]

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Gorsedh Kernow Young People’s Awards 2020 announced

Gorsedh Kernow Young People’s Awards 2020 announced

The Council of Gorsedh Kernow has announced the winners of their annual Awards for young people after careful consideration and review of this year’s entries. Gorsedh Kernow Young People’s Awards seek to encourage learning, understanding and promotion of Cornish culture. We at The Writers’ Block […]

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Telling both sides of the story with the Young Writers’ Group

Change is an essential ingredient to narrative. Earlier this month, the Young Writers Group took inspiration from pivotal moments in their lives to inspire new short fiction. The changes discussed were wide ranging, from hair cuts to moving house. Using these experiences, participants crafted a […]

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Wheal Martyn Activities at Home

Wheal Martyn now has a page on their website with activities to be done at home. This includes links to some of our online activities from Spring/Summer 2020 as well as activities from other organisations. Check out their: My mini museum challenge Cornish Clay Heritage […]

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Children’s Art Week in partnership with Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, and Kresen Kernow

Children's Art Week in partnership with Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, and Kresen Kernow

This week was Children’s Art Week with the theme of Creative Writing, and our team worked in partnership with Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, as well as Kresen Kernow, to produce some fantastic workshops for young people. Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange offered […]

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