Two new bursary places for the PGCert in Teaching Creative Writing at Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education.
First Story’s Blog
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.
The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education report is a 96 page deep dive into why and how creativity should be placed at the heart of the British education system. Jess Fear shares her thoughts.
Investing in teachers’ professional development is central to our mission. Our Cambridge ICE bursaries change teachers lives.
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.
The UK’s biggest poetry and performance festival attracts world-class writers and performers to Hull, to appear alongside home grown talent – including First Story students and Writers-in-Residence.
Our East Midlands programme manager visits Lviv in Ukraine, Nottingham’s fellow UNESCO City of Literature, to contribute to the Underground Literary Movement.
How we are using a multi-year grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to develop our offer to schools.
‘In an increasingly polarised world, our capacity to connect diverse young people is a huge benefit’ says new CEO.
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