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 […]
Recent News and events
This week, we’re delighted to feature ‘Pete’s Feet’ – a powerful life lesson by Harriet Rhodes. This talented student attended the creative-writing workshops led by Matt Black at The Dukeries Academy (Newark) in 2013-2014.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]