Celebrate the power of storytelling while raising some much-needed funds to support creative writing by young people. We’re trying to raise £1,000 this festive season, to help fund our two national competitions.
Our annual Six Word Story competition is open to all First Story participating schools. Entry closed in late November. From a shortlist of 12 excellent stories, guest judge Juno Dawson picked this year’s winner.
Two new bursary places for the PGCert in Teaching Creative Writing at Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education.
First Story has a new home! Along with fellow literacy charity, Driver Youth Trust, we’ve moved into CLPE’s lovely old school building in Southwark, to form an exciting ‘literacy hub’.
Ahead of her appearance at our Young Writers’ Festival, Juno Dawson tells us what helps her write so well for young adults, and why it’s important to nurture under-represented writers and amplify their voices.
In its third year, the Rathbones Folio Mentorships programme is an invaluable opportunity for four talented First Story graduates to be paired with four accomplished writers from the Folio Academy.
It’s the biggest poetry competition in the world for 11-17 year olds and former First Story students are among the 2019 commended poets.
Sixteen talented First Story students go on a week-long writing retreat at the Arvon centre, Lumb Bank.
The quarterly flash fiction fundraiser that’s raised much needed funds for First Story since 2016.
Celebrating two years of the monthly fundraiser for writers and film fans at London’s iconic indie cinema.
Our students from secondary schools across Hull formed a picket line of poetry for National Writing Day protesting their right to express themselves creatively
Writer-in-Residence Mashuda Snaith introduces the 2019 anthology by students at the City of Leicester College.