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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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Songs for Earth with Writers’ Block Young Writers

Songs for Earth with Writers' Block Young Writers

The Songs for Earth service, to celebrate our planet and the children who are fighting for it, held at Truro Cathedral on Sunday 17th November 2019 marked the first time the Young Writers of The Writers’ Block had been invited to present their work at […]

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Old Stories, New Voices with Geevor Tin Mine

Old Stories, New Voices with Geevor Tin Mine

by Penny Gunter, Creative Writing workshop leader Old Stories, New Voices’ was a powerful project which brought together the stories of ex-Geevor miners and the ears, pens and voices of local primary school children. As the writer on the project I began by prepping the […]

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Emerging Playwrights with Jane Pugh and The Minack Theatre

Emerging Playwrights with Jane Pugh and The Minack Theatre

‘It’s a privilege to work with talented, creative, energized writers on the Minack Emerging Writers scheme. Within three exciting days at the magical Writers’ Block, each writer generated ideas that were engaging, funny and touching. I can’t wait to see what these writers do next!’ […]

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A Little Bit of Luck at The Writers’ Block

A Little Bit of Luck at The Writers' Block

by Casey Bottono Luck lies at the heart of many great stories. The November Young Writers session wasn’t dampened at all by the horrendous weather, so that was our first stroke of luck. Over biscuits and drinks, participants explored luck as a plot device, and […]

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Character studies and connecting the dots at The Writers’ Block

by Casey Bottono On Saturday 28th September, we welcomed some familiar faces and some new recruits to The Writers’ Block for the first Young Writers’ Group of the Autumn term. New beginnings are always exciting. After a brief discussion on what we had been reading, […]

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Down Stage Write are looking for Devon and Cornwall Based Writers

Down Stage Write are looking for Devon and Cornwall Based Writers

Down Stage Write are looking for Devon and Cornwall based writers to submit scripts for their latest production of short plays. ‘I Think I’d Explode’ is an evening of four short plays written in response to the poetry of acclaimed Launceston poet Charles Causley. The […]

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