Bette by Yvonne J Foster

Artist Interview: Yvonne J Foster

Artist Name: Yvonne J Foster – artist, designer, scribbler, storyteller and maker of curious tiny things. How long have you been an artist with Creative Future? In 2011, due to a breakdown revealing mental health issues ...
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CFLA SHowcase 2017

Trusting your voice and beyond: an interview with CFLA17 Platinum Poetry winner, Romalyn Ante

Before we pass you over to Romalyn, it's worth mentioning that since she completed this interview, her debut pamphlet, Rice & Rain, has been shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards. Congratulations!  Kit De Waal presents Romalyn Ante ...
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On dreaming… CFLA 17 Platinum Prose Winner Pauline Walker speaks

This is the first in a series of interviews with the CFLA 2017 award winners. Today, we begin with Pauline Walker who won the Platinum prize for her atmospheric flash fiction piece, The Wait. Pauline offers ...
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Eleven exhibition at Brighton Dome

‘Eleven’ a Creative Future Exhibition at Brighton Dome

This May we’re launching our brand new online shop selling exclusive limited edition prints. To celebrate, we’re holding an exhibition at the Brighton Dome, as part of Brighton Festival. ‘Eleven’ features an eclectic mix of artwork ...
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Looking for inspiration for the Creative Future Literary Awards? Here are a few ideas on this year’s theme – ‘Chemistry’

Our theme emerged from the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein. It is the story of a young scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unusual experiment. Chemistry is ...
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Emma Robdale interviews Lennie Varvarides, founder of DYSPLA, and proud Dyslexic on DAO

2017 CFLA Gold Award winner Emma Robdale published another fascinating piece on the Disability Arts Online blog. This time Emma interviews Lennie Varvarides, founder of DYSPLA, and proud Dyslexic. She asks if Neurodiversity could be key to artistic success. Read ...
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Runes by Terence Wilde

Artist Interview: Terence Wilde

Artist Name: Terence Wilde How long have you been an artist with Creative Future? I have worked with and been supported by creative Future for 6 years. I exhibited with their first Tight modern show, at ...
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Why we still need the CFLA

Our competition opens today – the only national competition open to ALL under-represented writers and it’s free.  While increasing diversity in publishing is a hot issue, the need for the CFLA is as strong as ever. ...
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Emma Robdale CFLA Award Winner has blogged for Disability Arts Online

CFLA Winner Emma Robdale blogs for Disability Arts Online

Emma Robdale won our Gold award for her piece 'Snail Abortion' at our 2017 Creative Future Literary Awards. She's recently attended an 'autism awareness' session and left rather bemused at the career prospects it lays out ...
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writing workshops from the Creative Future Literary Awards

Free Writing Workshops Now Open for Bookings

Alongside our national literary competition, Creative Future delivers a programme of creative writing workshops for under-represented writers  All our writing workshops are suitable for people who are new to creative writing as well as more experienced ...
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Writing competition for under-represented writers. The image shows Internationally bestselling author, Kit De Waal at the 2017 CFLA Showcase.

Videos of the Award-Winning Entries at the 2017 Showcase Event

Each year we celebrate talented writers in the UK whose opportunities have been limited due to mental health issues, disability, identity or other social circumstances. In October 2017, the top twelve finalists for the 2017 Creative ...
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Writer In Residence opportunity with Creative Future

CFLA Writer in Residence Scheme Now Open for Applications

The Creative Future Literary Awards & New Writing South are accepting applications for a unique development opportunity for a talented under-represented poet or fiction writer. The six month paid residency at Preston Park Recovery Centre in ...
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