Announcing the Creative Future Writers’ Award 2023 winners
The Creative Future Writers’ Award 2023 received over 1,300 entries from underrepresented writers across the country.
We sincerely thank every one of you for giving us a chance to read your work.
New face to face workshop series in Wolverhampton
The Poetry of the Body with Sallyanne Rock
In this short workshop series, we’ll look at how poets explore, celebrate and commune with the body in their writing.
Saturdays – November 4, 18 & December 2, 2023.
Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton
What is home? Darlington writer in residence Lisette Auton’s reflections
Lisette Auton was our 2023 Darlington Writer In Residence–bringing the residency to the writer, and letting them make it best fit the place and their ideas. Her residency included writing a new piece for the CF Writers’ Award anthology, six writing workshops, and roving about town to cafes, bookstores, markets, parks, the train station and up and down the Bishop/Saltburn rail line.
New Online Writing Workshops
Our popular online workshops for writers in any genre at any level return...places are going fast, so don't miss out!
Writers' Award Showcase
The Writers' Award showcase will be held at the Southbank Centre as part of the London Literature Festival on Friday 20 October.
Come hear our twelve 2023 winners read their work, alongside our Writers In Residence and judges Wayne Holloway-Smith and Nina Mingya Powles.
Our Writers' Day returns to the Southbank Centre as part of the London Literature Festival on Saturday 21 October.
Hear from emerging underrepresented writers on their journey to publication, poetry publishers, literary agents and more!
A world where the arts are diverse, representative and accessible to everyone.
Creative Future Writers’ Award
A writing development programme and competition showcasing the work of underrepresented writers
Founded in 2013, the Creative Future Writers’ Award is an annual development programme for talented writers from a wealth of backgrounds. It includes the UK’s only national writing competition for all underrepresented writers, alongside a series of workshops in hubs throughout the UK.
With the support of our leading literary partners, winners are selected by a panel of industry experts and are given the opportunity to develop their work through training, mentoring, assessment and coaching.