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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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Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils

Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils

  Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils is a Cheltenham Festivals programme delivered in partnership with like-minded organisations across the UK including Bradford Literature Festival, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), Just Imagine, National Literacy Trust, KEAP (The Writers’ Block), Peters, Seven […]

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The Writers’ Block Third Anthology of Children and Young People’s Creative Writing

The Writers' Block Third Anthology of Children and Young People's Creative Writing

The Writers’ Block is delighted to announce the publication of its third Anthology of children and young people’s writing.   The publication features stories and poems by children from Crowan and Penpol primary schools who participated in a series of creative writing workshops in The […]

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Young Writers’ Group – Exploring fan fiction and judging books by their covers

Young Writers' Group - Exploring fan fiction and judging books by their covers

On Saturday we gathered through the medium of Zoom for our second online Young Writers’ Group session. In a previous Young Writers’ Group workshop at The Writers’ Block, we considered what might happen if two fictional worlds collided, creating crossovers between Harry Potter and Lord […]

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1st place 8-11 years The Writers’ Block Competition 2020

1st place 8-11 years The Writers' Block Competition 2020

Ellie Ross-Macdonald is the winner of this year’s Creative Writing Competition for the 8-11 years category with her story ‘Jaffa’s Rainforest’ Ellie Ross-Macdonald is an eleven year old year six student. She loves creative writing, especially when she can use an old-fashioned typewriter that used […]

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