Naomi Alderman, Laura Dockrill, Anthony McGowan and Dave Rudden will be joining First Story at this year’s Young Writers’ Festival
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First Story has partnered with Cheltenham Festivals to run writing residencies to Gloucestershire secondary schools.
Together we’re fighting against educational inequality and narrowing the attainment gap.
The Bookseller have published an article about us to celebrate First Story becoming London Book Fair’s Charity of the Year 2016
We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the competition we ran in the lobby of the Freemasons’ Hall as a charity partner for Letters Live
Read what our co-founder has to say about his desert island books, his literary guilty pleasure and, of course, First Story.
Kate Clanchy has been nominated for the Ted Hughes Prize for a radio poem that features the voices of First Story young writers.
London Book fair descibed us a ‘force for good in the larger publishing ecosystem’.
The leading business magazine of the book industry has celebrated our young writers’ work.
Armed with only 100 words, our young writers have come up with some stunning entries for our 100 -Word Competition.
An article about the importance of our work and how closely we work with the Royal Society of Literature to provide extra provisions.
The 2015 Residential Anthology is here and is jam-packed with a host of exciting new voices.
We’ve been awarded a Creative Writing in Schools grant for £600,000 by Arts Council England to expand our programme.
Listen to interviews with First Story students, talking candidly about their experience of participating in the programme.
The award-winning authors will be joining us to speak about the craft of writing and to answer any questions our young writers may have.