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.
Two new bursary places for the PGCert in Teaching Creative Writing at Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education.
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.
We’re delighted to be working with Stormzy’s #Merky Books and the Good Literary Agency on the #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize.
Now in its fifth year, First Story’s 100-Word Story competition, judged by Vintage, is open to participating students, aged 11-18.
Arts Council England releases its final report on the outcomes and impact of our three-year Creative Writing in Schools grant.