News and Blog

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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Stories of Stuff – be part of a community stories project in Redruth 5 March

Redruth has so many stories to tell and we want to hear them! The Writers’ Block is planning an exhibition of the stories behind the objects that we collect in our homes. On 5 March, St Piran’s Day, you are invited to find The Writers’ […]

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Emerging Playwrights Training programme – deadline 7 March 9am

The Writers’ Block is running a 3 day training programme for Emerging Playwrights, funded and supported by The Minack Theatre. The outcome of the programme is for the Minack Youth Theatre to commission a selection of short, original plays for Summer 2022. NB – we […]

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The Annual Conversation 2021

Following the highly successful and very exciting Y7 news team engagement with the G7 in June 2021, The Writers’ Block team of young journalists led by Leo Devine and Rebecca Gregson with videographer Neal Megaw, were invited to document The Annual Conversation by Cornwall Council. […]

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Standing Resolute with the Young Writers

Haiku poetry and flash fiction have become mainstays of our Young Writers’ Group workshops.  Whether working with regular participants or new faces, we never miss an opportunity to lay a useful foundation. The overarching theme of this workshop was the idea of standing resolute, rather […]

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Call Out for Emerging Writers in Redruth area – deadline 14 Feb

– The Writers’ Room Redruth –  The Writers’ Block is looking for 2 emerging professional writers living in or around Redruth who are interested in short form stories for re-telling and performance. The eventual writing brief will be to produce short form stories based on […]

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