A new writing year

We’re very excited to be working with so many schools in 2016.

January sees the continuation of our series of creative writing workshops with five schools from the Honiton Learning Community. Our most recent session saw children writing fabulous Haiku at the wonderful Thelma Hulbert Gallery, taking inspiration from the new exhibition. They really took to the form and we look forward to sharing some of their words on this blog. We also tasked the students with writing a short story, the title of which was taken from their favourite piece of artwork. What an exciting and varied body of work they produced! Look out for pictures from this vibrant and productive session, coming soon.

We’re also looking forward to starting a new series of workshops with the Acorn Multi-Academy Trust. Three schools are taking part, and with venues such as Lyme Regis beachfront, local cafés and an art gallery lined up we’re sure it will be a fun-filled and productive few months.

There are plenty of opportunities for young writers in the first quarter of 2016: The BBC Radio Two 500 Words story competition launches in January. The closing date is February 25th so plenty of time to write, edit and polish those stories! INVIGORWRITE’s Phil Whitehead has been asked to be one of the judges again this year, so we’ll be following the competition with great interest.

In addition, young poets should look no further than the Young Poets Network for details of a competition asking for poems about the Battle of Agincourt.

So much going on already, two weeks into the new year. We’ll be back soon with more news of half term workshops in our local area, and updates on the schools’ progress.

Keep Writing!



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