The Writers’ Block

An innovative creative writing hub for children, schools and the community. 


In collaboration with Cornwall College Camborne and funding from Arts Council England, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Ernest Cook Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, Hall for Cornwall and Redrow, Kernow Education Arts Partnership (KEAP) has created a ground-breaking imagination space and writing programme to improve the writing confidence of children in Cornwall.

With innovation and creativity at its heart, the writing spaces inside The Writers’ Block have been developed by Cornish theatre makers and visual artists from Wildworks, Kneehigh Theatre, Tough Dough and The Story Republic.

The Writers’ Block has been created inside two disused classrooms and the renovation works have been carried out by carpenters and crafts students from the Built Environment faculty at Cornwall College Camborne.

As well as drawing upon Cornwall’s top theatrical minds, specialist educational consultants Rob Lane and Wyl Menmuir have been collaborating with  KEAP’s team of writers and workshop leaders. Together, they have devised fresh and original approaches to writing that have inspired both teachers and participants.

The Schools Programme is a 6 week course including teacher CPD that will inspire children to write, encourage the sharing and development of ideas and produce work of the highest quality.

We also have a programme of special events including:

Home Education Sessions

Creative Writing for Adults

Story Adventures for 5 –  8 year olds

Visit our events page to see what else we are up to.