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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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Writing for the Stage – a course for adult playwrights

Writing for the Stage - a course for adult playwrights

Whether you are a new writer or already writing, this course looks at the creativity and craft of writing for the stage. Within the playful, imaginative space of The Writers’ Block, we explore theme, story, characters, dialogue, setting and staging through workshops, group discussions and […]

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Everybody has a Story

by Sarah Connors, workshop leader   Poem by Diane Simkin, ‘Everybody has a Story’ workshop participant If I were to feast on life I’d pick out the juicy bits The melt-in-the-mouth moments That burst on the tongue Spread outwards Suffuse my whole being With sweetness […]

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The Writers’ Block with Literature Works at Exeter Custom House

The Writers' Block with Literature Works at Exeter Custom House

This month, Exeter Custom House invited The Writers’ Block to come and create a popup version of something similar. Two Exeter primary schools came to test it out and much fun was had! ‘Year Six students from Cranbrook Education Campus and Whipton Barton Primary each […]

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