Recent News and events

‘The Swan and the Ducklings’ by Alisha Tahir

This year’s First Story National Writing Competition, on the theme of Echoes, elicited fantastically imaginative responses from young writers across the country. With the winning entry to be announced at our prize-giving ceremony next week, we echo the creative achievements of the competition with this short story written by Dixons Allerton student Alisha Tahir, who seizes […]

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‘Lover’s Ink’ by Paige Francis

I don’t want to write but I must fill the blank pages between us: build a bridge across the vast

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‘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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