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G7- Young People’s News Hub in Falmouth

Not only home to the International Media Centre, Falmouth will be hosting a group of young journalists from across Cornwall during the G7 weekend, ready to pick up and report stories of both international and local interest. Part of Cornwall Council’s Y7 activity, The Writers’ […]

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Map Making and Journeying with the Young Writers

Our May Young Writers’ Zoom workshop saw the return of a few familiar faces, and a number of newcomers. Inspired by the approach that the government is taking to lifting lockdown restrictions, we decided to play with the concept of maps and journeys. Whether imagined […]

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Tin and Travellers – check your letterboxes and listen to these audio stories

As part of the Tin Coast project, The Story Republic has commissioned new stories from Penwith writers Annamaria Murphy and Jowan Jacobs exploring those that left and  those that stayed in St Just as well as the impact of the landscape on their lives, and […]

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The Story Republic 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 Republicans will perform at events and festivals, as well as part of more focussed projects and commissions. […]

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Green Chillies

Written by Mercedes Kemp, directed by Connie Crosby, filmed by Neal Megaw. A young woman from Peru marries a Cornish miner and comes to live in St Just. How does she fare? This film is part of The Story Republic’s ‘Tin and Travellers’ event. It […]

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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 9 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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