Jul 6 2020

The CFWA 2020 Shortlist

We’re pleased to announce the shortlist of the 2020 Writers’ Award. This year we had 1,400 entries from all over the country—our highest number ever. The judges were incredibly impressed by the standard of work. Thanks ...
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Jun 16 2020

Creative Future joins The Hera Partnership – a new arts & health programme for Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove City Council have made a major funding award to a charity partnership that puts the arts at the heart of health. A three-year funding award of nearly £300,000 has been made by the ...
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Apr 20 2020

Online Writers’ Day 2020

The National Centre for Writing and Creative Future present the 2020 Online Writers’ Day: free short talks and Q&A sessions for underrepresented writers.  Find out how to start and advance yourself as a writer and what ...
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Apr 14 2020

Announcing Our 2020 Writer In Residence

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Akila Richards as our 2020 Writer In Residence.  We received a record 54 applications this year of extremely high quality.  We’d like to thank all of those who applied ...
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Feb 18 2020

New Writing South Writers’ Day 2020

Come along to a relaxed, conference-style day of informative industry sessions for emerging writers, hosted by New Writing South. Panel discussions, Q&A sessions and one to ones with writers, agents, publishers and other experts - the ...
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Feb 5 2020

New workshops open for bookings

We have a whole host of brand new workshops in creative writing and visual arts, now open for bookings in 2020. As part of our Creative Future Writers' Award we're running workshops in various locations across ...
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Creative Future Writers' Award writing competition 2020

Jan 14 2020

Creative Future Writers’ Award competition open for entries

The Creative Future Writers' Award FREE to enter annual writing competition opened on Monday 13 January. There are over £12,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes up for grabs. This year’s theme is Tomorrow and, ...
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Jan 5 2020

How peer coaching can help you

Are you a writer or an artist that sometimes struggles with self-belief? As in, “I love creating artwork/stories/paintings/photographs/novels but are they any good?” Or maybe you have a million ideas and you can’t decide which one ...
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Dec 19 2019

Applications open for our CFWA 2020 Writer in Residence scheme

The Creative Future Writers’ Award, New Writing South and Preston Park Recovery Centre are pleased to offer a unique development opportunity for a talented, emerging/mid-career underrepresented writer who is interested in working with vulnerable adults and/or ...
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Dec 17 2019

Kerry Hudson on why class is an obstacle to participation in the publishing industry

A surge in entries for this year's Creative Future Writers' Award has underscored how many writers see class as an obstacle to participation in the industry. Founded in 2013, the Creative Future Writers' Award (CFWA) is ...
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Dec 2 2019

Reflections on our Writers’ Day

On Saturday 26 October the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer saw a very special takeover as writers, authors, and literary professionals descended on Southbank Centre for the first-ever London Literature Festival Writers' Day presented in partnership with ...
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Oct 28 2019

Expose your Humanity: Mahsuda Snaith’s speech at our CFWA 2019 showcase

Below is the incredibly inspiring speech by our guest writer Mahsuda Snaith at our 2019 Writers' Award winners' showcase event held at the Southbank Centre.  When I was first asked to talk at these awards over ...
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