Resources

For Writers

Rent-a-desk scheme for writers at Black Swan Arts

This is hot-desking with a difference, because it’s for writers only. So mobile phones are banned, conversation frowned upon and, because it’s not-for-profit, fees are affordable.

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For Writers

iWrite Fiction: an online writers community

iWriteFiction is a unique new learning pathway to help you develop your creative writing and storytelling skills – whatever your writing interests and ambitions.

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For Writers

Arvon Totleigh Barton course ‘Narrative Non-fiction’

During this week you will learn how to capture your reader’s attention from the first page of your non-fiction story.

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For Writers

Grants and fellowships for professional writers from the Royal Literary Fund

If you’re a professional writer and you need financial support to keep writing, the Royal Literary Fund could help.

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For Writers

Trauma writing masterclass with Plymouth University writer-in-residence Jamie Edgecombe

Plymouth University writer-in-residence Jamie Edgecombe will be delivering a masterclass on ‘Trauma Writing’ focusing on the work of American novelist, Tim O’Brien, whose specialism is the Vietnam war.

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For Writers

Take part in our writers’ survey.

If you live in the South West of England and you write, we want to learn more about what you write and the place writing has in your life.

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For Writers

The Poetry Kit’s ‘Poetry Foundation’ course

This foundation course in writing poetry takes the participant through some of the basic processes of writing poetry with lots of practical examples and writing exercises.

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For Writers

The Writers’ Block Young Writers Group

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated young writer? Want to stretch yourself beyond the classroom? Meet other writers? Join the new Young Writers’ Group at The Writers’ Block.

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For Writers

Arvon Totleigh Barton Short Story Course

Short stories offer huge freedom for creative play and experimentation, but they require great discipline and precision to make an emotional impact on the reader.

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Holocaust Memorial Day downloadable resources

If you’re planning your involvement in Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, these downloadable resources might help. 

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For Readers

The National Literacy Trust’s ‘Reading for pleasure in Key Stage 2 and 3’ (course)

This course is for teachers of Key Stages two and three. As expressed by OFSTED and shown in the National Literacy Trust’s research, reading for pleasure is an important aspect of literacy and can impact on attainment in other areas too.

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For Writers

Award winning science fiction writer Gareth L Powell is offering to become your creative writing mentor

Gareth L Powell, award winning science fiction novelist and short story writer, is offering you the chance to retain him as a personal creative writing mentor.

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Sat 17

Annual Short Story Prize

£12.00
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3rd October 2017 - 31st May 2018
Sat 17

Debut Poetry Collection Prize

£12
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3rd October 2017 - 30th November 2018