Recent News and events

‘Mr Busker Man’ by Kiya Wood

This year, the First Story group at Lincoln Castle Academy will launch their debut anthology entitled Clique. Working with writer-in-residence and performer Steve Cawte, the students chose the name to reflect their sense of shared experience and the sound their fingers make when they show appreciation for a piece of writing. Get those Friday fingers […]

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The Six-Word Story Competition at The London Book Fair

The winner has been announced!

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Walkopedia Competition — Winners Announcement!

First Story students from all across the country were inspired to write short stories and poems around the theme of walking for the Walkopedia Competition 2016 and we are delighted to announce our winners!

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On the Write Path

In its London Book Fair Special, The Bookseller reports on how First Story, the London Book Fair’s Charity of the Year 2016, is helping students to find their voices

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‘Let It Be Summer’ by Bianca McConnell

As the spring sunshine bursts intermittently through blustery bouts of rain, Bianca McConnell’s pleas for warm weather are all too easy to sympathise with. A member of the First Story cohort at St. Martin-in-the-Fields School for Girls, Bianca was taught by poet and playwright Caroline Bird, and her tongue-in-cheek poem ‘Let it be Summer’ was […]

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Young Writers’ Festival Dates Announced!

Join us on 21st and 22nd September 2016 for the annual First Story Young Writers’ Festival. Hosted by Lady Margaret Hall within The University of Oxford, the festival is a unique, whole-day experience for students and teachers to write, share their work and enjoy performances from professional writers.

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‘Fox’, by Daniel Akerele

So basically, the fox in Grosvenor Square isn’t in a good mood because he asked the pigeons where the other pigeon was, and they’re saying they don’t know where the other pigeon is. But the fox knows that they’re lying because earlier the butterfly at London Zoo told the fox that he was in Marylebone […]

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