National Writing Day | 27th June 2018
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‘A Blank Page’ by Olivia Hayes

It stares at me, with cold unloving eyes. I want to create, to make something, but all I see is white.

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‘To Be Happy’ by Laura Rose

To be happy, You need the feeling of the cold hard sky,

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‘Memories That Were Never Used’ by Stephan Andrews

Remember how people forgot? About how we were nothing before our mum and dads met;

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

As writers, we have the right… To make as many mistakes as we want and write messy, scribbling over the page…

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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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First Story in the Cranford Annual Review

There was a moment, during our second session, when a shift in the atmosphere occurred. The group had finished writing their second poem of the session and were taking it in turns to read them out. Raniya, who had not wanted to read out her first poem, acquiesced to the gentle persuasion of the others,and […]

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