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Our Writers’ Day is back!

August 1, 2022

We are thrilled to host our FREE Writers’ Day again in 2022. Join us on Sunday 23 October from 11 am in the Purcell Room of Southbank Centre. Writers, publishers and literary professionals share hints, tips and initiatives in a day of talks and panel events, hosted by TS Eliot prize-winning poet Joelle Taylor. The […]

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Announcing the shortlisted writers of the 9th annual Creative Future Writers’ Award

July 21, 2022

This year is the 9th annual Creative Future Writers’ Award (CFWA), 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. Today, (21 July 2022) thirty-six writers from a wide […]

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We’re thrilled to share the stats for this year’s Writers’ Award

July 14, 2022

We’ve been busy number crunching behind the scenes, and the stats for our 2022 Writers’ Award competition are simply incredible. We had a record number of entries this year, with almost 1,400 unpublished writers across the UK submitting their work. These are voices we don’t usually hear from in the mainstream literature sector, lots of […]

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Creative Future announced as an Amazon Literary Partnership grant recipient for 2022

July 12, 2022

We’re incredibly grateful to The Amazon Literary Partnership for awarding us a grant for 2022. It will allow our Impart mentees to deliver follow on workshops of their own in 2022/23, in various locations across the UK, as well as supporting our 2023 Writers’ Award workshops. With the goal of uplifting and amplifying overlooked and marginalised […]

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Our Writers’ Award Showcase features in London Literature Festival 2022

July 4, 2022

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 […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

May 12, 2022

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 […]

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How Moth the Night Is

May 5, 2022

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.

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How Moth the Night Is: A film screening part of Third Thursdays

April 14, 2022

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.

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Ten writers selected for Next Up 2022

February 7, 2022

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.

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The 2022 Creative Future Writers’ Award competition is open

January 13, 2022

We’re excited to announce the 2022 Writers’ Award competition is officially OPEN for entries from underrepresented writers!

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