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The Day Is Fresh
by the Rathones Folio Mentees
This remarkable anthology of creative writing showcases the talents of fourteen alumni from the Rathbones Folio Mentorships programme, run in association with First Story. Founded in 2017, each year the programme pairs a group of phenomenally talented students – who have taken part in First Story’s in-school writing programmes – with writers from the Folio Academy, for a year of one-to-one creative writing mentoring, during which the mentees work on a portfolio.
For the first time, The Day Is Fresh presents the mentees’ work in print. Inside, you’ll find fiction that ranges across fantasy, thriller, and realism; you’ll find bright and illuminating flashes of experimental prose; and you’ll discover dozens of pages of poetry that, like all exceptional poetry, will cause you to look at the world afresh.
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