On 18th November 2019, publishers Hachette UK generously hosted a reception for First Story supporters at their London HQ, Carmelite House.
Celebrate the power of storytelling while raising some much-needed funds to support creative writing by young people. We’re trying to raise £1,000 this festive season, to help fund our two national competitions.
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.
A report on Letters Live’s benefit performance for First Story at London’s Union Chapel.
The actor and author Robert Webb will be presenting a charity appeal on beahlf of First Story on Radio 4.
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.
London Book fair descibed us a ‘force for good in the larger publishing ecosystem’.
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.
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.