Recent News and events

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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‘A Spoken Poem’ by Harriet Sutton

Featured in the Friday Story e-newsletter, 15 August 2014 This week we’re absolutely thrilled to feature an amazing poem by 13-year-old Harriet Sutton, a talented young student from Matthew Moss High School in Bradford. How to write a poem about equality, not like this I suppose. Definition and defining yourself cannot come instantly and if it does you’re doing it wrong. It’s […]

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Summer Residential Course 2014 – ‘Fat Old Rage’ by Timon Blake

What an exciting month at First Story! Last week was the week of our summer residential course in Somerset, where we took sixty of our First Story students to spend five amazing days under the sun. Five days spent writing away in the company of acclaimed writers Caroline Bird, Matt Black, Julie Bolitho-Lee, James Dawson, Kate Fox and Andrew McMillan, in a land with no […]

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Volunteering Opportunity – Social Media Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to help develop and grow our online presence. This opportunity would suit a recent marketing graduate or a freelance marketer who might have some spare time to dedicate to a small, friendly, literacy charity. Ideally, we would like someone in our office for one day per week, updating our […]

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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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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 two magical […]

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