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We are thrilled to be part of this year’s London Literature Festival at Southbank Centre. Join us to celebrate the twelve winners of our 2022 Creative Future Writers’ Award. Each winner read their work alongside acclaimed judges and guest writers, and are presented with their award. This year best-selling novelist Dorothy Koomson hosts our prize …
Mental Health Awareness Week is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation between 9-15 May 2022. The theme this year is ‘Loneliness’. We’ve been exploring this idea in some of our recent creative writing workshops run as part of our IMPART programme, in workshops run by Susan Hunter Downer and Yvonne Battle-Felton. Here are two poems …
How Moth the Night Is was created for Third Thursdays, an arts, music, and culture programme that aims to make the centre of Brighton the place to be, with events, performances, film projections, and new artwork commissions.
On Thursday 21 April a programme of film screenings, projections and live music will take place on North Street, East Street, North Laine and The Lanes between 7 pm and 10 pm. With music by musicians from Brighton & Hove and films by artists and filmmakers from across the globe.
We are thrilled to announce the ten Next Up writers we'll be supporting in 2022. Next Up is a programme specifically for unpublished writers. All writers come from communities that are underrepresented in the publishing industry.
The Board plays a central role in ensuring good governance, shaping the values and purpose of Creative Future and our enabling our commitment to widening access to opportunities.
We're currently recruiting for a freelance Project Assistant, to support our new Impart project--a training, mentoring, and workshop programme for Black, Asian and ethnic minority writers with mental health issues.
Congratulations to all twelve winners. We’re delighted to have found such brilliant new voices and are eager to continue working with them to develop their writing careers.
The UK’s only national writing competition and development programme for all underrepresented writers, the Award celebrates exceptional writing from people who traditionally lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, identity, health or social circumstance.
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.