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Wanted! Young journalists for G7 news hub

Are you aged 12-18 with an interest in the news? Would you enjoy learning how to sniff out a good story and being the first to tell it to the world? Are you ready to fact check, meet deadlines, work as part of a team? […]

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Call out for emerging children’s writers – deadline 3 May 2021

The Writers’ Block is the writing centre for Cornwall, and is both a unique space for writing and a development programme for writers of all ages. In 2021 we expect to run three Writers’ Rooms, where emerging writers work with experienced professional writers on a […]

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Exploring Betrayal and Plot Twists with the Young Writers

During our late March workshop with the Young Writers Group, we explored themes of betrayal and plot twists. The Young Writers took to the theme of betrayal and plot twists like ducks to water, informed by their extensive knowledge. We began by introducing the concept […]

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Dissecting Dystopian Fiction with the Young Writers

We planned our most recent Young Writers workshop in response to a request from a student. They wanted to understand what goes into writing dystopian fiction. Breaking down a dystopian world is an exhilarating way to spend a sunny Saturday morning. We began with a […]

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Shout it Loud! Olivia Lowry reflects on her time with The Writers’ Block

This week we are SHOUTING IT LOUD for Olivia Lowry. Olivia leads our Young Writers workshop and is a member of The Story Republic team. Her love of words enthuses the young writers and her confidence in performing has led even the shyest to stand […]

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Podcast S2 E1 Words in a Time of Lockdown: Louisa Adjoa Parker

Welcome back for season two of Words in a Time of Lockdown. Episode one is a conversation with poet, short story writer and speaker on black history and rural racism, Louisa Adjoa Parker. We discuss how the Black Lives Matter movement affected her and her […]

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Solstice Stories and Seasonal Celebrations with the Young Writers

As days became shorter in years gone by, groups gathered around the fire to share stories. Such sharing might be out of reach this year, but our most recent workshop with the young writers provided ample opportunity to celebrate all the good that comes with […]

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Thirteen Jolliffs and Other Stories

A project from The Story Republic, funded by Feast These stories were all written by The Story Republic team about Liskeard, Looe and Polperro, inspired by real and imagined happenings. They were designed into posters and postcards which were spread around the towns and sent […]

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Emerging Playwrights Training programme

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 Autumn 2021. Led by writer […]

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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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