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.
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.
Our students from secondary schools across Hull formed a picket line of poetry for National Writing Day protesting their right to express themselves creatively
Our newly-appointed Chief Executive, Antonia Byatt, on her first day in the job and why creative writing matters.
Writer-in-Residence Mashuda Snaith introduces the 2019 anthology by students at the City of Leicester College.