Silver Spoons: can you write without one? CHAIRED BY JONATHAN DIMBLEBY The Folio Room, Radisson Hotel 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B 3QD 7.00-8.15pm. Doors open at 6.45pm BUY TICKETS There is much talk about social mobility, but little evidence of it in Britain today. Private school students are 55 times more likely to win a place at […]
Recent News and events
We are pleased to present First Story’s new visual identity. Taking as a starting point our brief for a fresh, contemporary and aspirational new look, designer Ben has created a logo that reflects First Story’s core philosophy. Both in typography and design, the new logo reflects our identity as a creative-writing charity. The font Gill […]
Tuesday 11 March 2014 We are thrilled to announce our next literary lunch featuring best-selling author Frances Osborne. Speaking in conversation with Susannah Herbert, Frances will talk about her life and work, including her most recent book, Park Lane. Tuesday 11 March, 12 – 2.30pm The Polish Club 55 Exhibition Road London SW7 2PN Tickets […]
We are seeking a Managing Editor to join our team. This is a full-time, six-month, fixed-term contract that would suit someone with two to three years experience in publishing. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis at our offices in central London. Job Description: Managing Editor, First Story Deadline for applications is 12 December 2013.
The festive season is nearly upon us and in preparation, we have some wonderful First Story Christmas cards for sale. In buying our cards, you will help support the First Story creative-writing programme in challenging UK secondary schools.
Watch the new film about a year of First Story, from the Young Writers’ Festival in September through to the book launch events in the summer term.
Celebrating young people, writing.
Wednesday 27 November 2013 We are deeply grateful to Jenny Hislop who has chosen to pay tribute to her late husband, Tim Griggs, by requesting donations to First Story in lieu of flowers. Driven by a yearning for adventure and desire to ‘tell stories’, Tim Griggs led an extremely rich and varied life across four […]
Katherine Whittington, Librarian at Oxford Spires Academy, has launched a brilliant new blog documenting her experiences of First Story. Katherine attended our Summer Residential writing trip to Somerset this July and is a passionate advocate of First Story, eagerly participating in the school’s weekly workshops. Beginning ‘Pre- First Story’, her first blog post evokes the anxieties […]