We’re excited to announce our partnership with Cheltenham Festivals to run writing residencies in schools in Gloucestershire.
First Story’s Blog
Jasmine Burgess and Helen Woods make two of the three finalists for the competition.
Bid on Louisa Young joining your book group, Michael Morpurgo naming a character after you, or dinner at Le Café Anglais.
Our young writers have written an array of excellent poems and prose inspired by UCL’s varied museums and collections.
Six – that’s right six – First Story young writers were shortlisted for the COMPAS ‘Poetry on the Move’ competition.
Alan Johnson, Stephen Kelman, Kate Fox and Salena Godden ask whether the world of literature is becoming more, or less, closed.
Give a Book donated over 500 books to our Young Writers’ Festival so that every participant could leave with at least one book.
Best-selling author Frances Osborne will be talking about her life, work, and her recent book Park Lane.
Listen to the Children’s Laureate, on reading, the impact of technology and why author visits to schools are so important.
YWF13 saw Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman share her experiences to a tent packed with 700 young writers.
Join us for the first ever cricket-literary festival!
One of Britain’s most popular comic authors will be talking about his novels, Spitting Image, and being a First Story Writer-in-Residence.