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‘Memories That Were Never Used’ by Stephan Andrews

This year we launched our First Story hub in the South West, and we have been delighted to see brilliant writing coming out of the region from our newest First Story students. Only last week, the First Story group of Hans Price Academy travelled to the shores of Weston-Super-Mare beach to write and share poetry […]

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‘The Right to Write!’ by The City of Leicester College First Story Group

When it comes to writing, it is not unusual to find your creative flow disrupted by a fear of making mistakes or getting things wrong. Today’s Friday Story offers the perfect remedy to this quandary: a playful manifesto written by the First Story students of The City of Leicester College, it sets out principles that […]

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‘If You Say There Is No Love’ by Harpreet Thind

If you say there is no love, why can I feel love in your heart?

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First Story on Podcast!

First Story features on the Arts Emergency Podcast

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‘Mid Air’ by Jolina Bradley

The adagio was soft pecks on cheeks, sad ointment, A tender brush of keys, semi-staccato,

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National Writing Day 2017

We’re delighted to announce that our new taster website for National Writing Day is now live! Join us and partner arts and literacy organisations across the UK in this campaign to get everyone, everywhere writing.

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Friday Story, Argtim Abisi

They sit together on a sofa. One they’d found outside earlier. Their hands and feet are still and resting.

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