The Book Makers, pop-up bookshop launches in Brighton

Creative Future partners on The Book Makers project. A volunteer-run, community pop-up bookshop and learning space where commercially successful writers mentor emerging, underrepresented authors from diverse backgrounds.

Shortlist announced for Creative Future Writers’ Award 2021

Thirty-six writers from a wide range of working class, LGTBQIA+, Black, Asian, and ethnic minority backgrounds are shortlisted for the 8th annual Creative Future Writers’ Award (CFWA).

10 Underrepresented Writers Selected for Next Up

The Literary Consultancy (TLC) and Creative Future have been generously supported by a donation from bestselling novelist Claire McGowan, with additional funding from Arts Council England, to provide a year-long programme of support, development and mentoring for unpublished writers

Watch our Writers' Award Winners' Showcase

Our first-ever Digital Showcase hosted by Joelle Taylor, celebrating the twelve winners of our annual prize for outstanding unpublished fiction & poetry from UK underrepresented writers.

Making the arts more diverse

We are an arts organisation and charity. We specialise in supporting creative people, underrepresented artists and communities facing barriers & inequality to opportunity. Our mission is to make the arts more diverse and representative of the world we live in.

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Jul 13 2021

Thirty-six Underrepresented Writers Shortlisted for Creative Future Writers’ Award 2021

Thirty-six writers from a wide range of working class, LGTBQIA+, Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds were today (13th July 2021) shortlisted for the 8th ...
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Jun 29 2021

We’re looking for volunteers for a community pop-up bookshop in Brighton.

The Book Makers is a volunteer-run community pop-up bookshop, writing space, and event space where established authors will support great writing from diverse new voices. ...
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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.

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