Alan Johnson, Stephen Kelman, Kate Fox and Salena Godden ask whether the world of literature is becoming more, or less, closed.
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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.
1 house, 5 days, 6 Writers-in-Residence, 60 talented young writers, and over 450 poems and stories written.
This year we’ve worked with 32 school, 700 students, and produced some 11,300 poems and stories.
We’ve been featured in the August edition of hte glossy magazine!
We celebrated our five year anniversary at Clarence House with First Story young writers and guest writers such as Philip Pullman