Recent News and events

Call for volunteers – Young Writers’ Festival 2014

Thursday 25th & Friday 26th September 2014 Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford We are so pleased to report that our fourth annual Young Writers’ Festival will take place on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th September at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. The event will bring together over 1,000 students from First Story schools across the country for a magical […]

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Job Opportunity – Operations Manager

We are looking for an experienced and skilled Operations Manager who is committed to First Story’s vision. This is a key role that will manage the human resources and financial functions of the charity. The post-holder will also oversee the operations and facilities functions for the London Central Office. The job would be 3-4 days a week, with salary […]

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Creative Writing Opportunity for Young Oxford Female Writers

Calling young female writers, aged 13 – 19, from a refugee/asylum-seeker background, based in Oxford, for a free creative writing opportunity in August, including a day sharing your work in one of London’s leading young people’s theatres. The Safety Catch project is the development phase of an exciting new spoken word show, exploring the experiences of young female refugees in the UK. The project […]

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Cape, by Michael Egbe

Featured in the Friday Story e-newsletter, 11 July 2014 When I was a kid, I was always waiting for that freak accident, the one that would cause the awesome explosion that would spread gamma rays down my bloodstream; for that rush, that rage, as my cells fused with this strange element. I could see myself […]

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To Be Honest, No One Understands Me, by Aliyah Waka

Featured in the Friday Story e-newsletter, 27 June 2014. I have two extremely vexatious brothers who drive me crazy with their stupid immaturity. I only wish that I had a sister who I could share everything with. [...]

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Bradford by Raza Khan, Carlton Bolling College

Featured in the Friday Story e-newsletter, 13 June 2014 This beautiful story was written by Raza Khan from Carlton Bolling College in Bradford. Raza is a talented student who took part in the creative-writing workshops led by Andrew McMillan in 2013-2014. There are a lot of places I liked, but I liked the first city […]

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First Story Gala Dinner – What First Story Means to Me, by Eurica Mae Medina

On Thursday 15th May 2014, First Story held its second Gala Dinner at the Royal Institute of British Architects. A HUGE THANK-YOU to everyone who helped make the event a success!

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