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Emerging Playwrights with Jane Pugh and The Minack Theatre

Emerging Playwrights with Jane Pugh and The Minack Theatre

‘It’s a privilege to work with talented, creative, energized writers on the Minack Emerging Writers scheme. Within three exciting days at the magical Writers’ Block, each writer generated ideas that were engaging, funny and touching. I can’t wait to see what these writers do next!’ […]

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A Little Bit of Luck at The Writers’ Block

A Little Bit of Luck at The Writers' Block

by Casey Bottono Luck lies at the heart of many great stories. The November Young Writers session wasn’t dampened at all by the horrendous weather, so that was our first stroke of luck. Over biscuits and drinks, participants explored luck as a plot device, and […]

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Character studies and connecting the dots at The Writers’ Block

by Casey Bottono On Saturday 28th September, we welcomed some familiar faces and some new recruits to The Writers’ Block for the first Young Writers’ Group of the Autumn term. New beginnings are always exciting. After a brief discussion on what we had been reading, […]

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Down Stage Write are looking for Devon and Cornwall Based Writers

Down Stage Write are looking for Devon and Cornwall Based Writers

Down Stage Write are looking for Devon and Cornwall based writers to submit scripts for their latest production of short plays. ‘I Think I’d Explode’ is an evening of four short plays written in response to the poetry of acclaimed Launceston poet Charles Causley. The […]

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Emerging Playwrights – Three Day Training Programme

Emerging Playwrights - Three Day Training Programme

Deadline for applications 5pm on 1 October. The Writers’ Block is running a 3 day training programme for Emerging Playwrights, funded and supported by The Minack Theatre.  The outcome of the programme is for the Minack Youth Theatre to commission a selection of short, original […]

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Kresen Kernow Opens its Doors Tomorrow

Kresen Kernow Opens its Doors Tomorrow

“Celebrate the grand opening of Kresen Kernow! With music from local choirs, as well as a special piece composed specifically for this day, talks, family crafts, exhibitions of treasures and sneaky peek tours, we’ll be delighted to welcome you. Our Open Day ties in with […]

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Colliding Worlds and Monstrous Creations at The Writers’ Block

Colliding Worlds and Monstrous Creations at The Writers’ Block

The weather was kind to us for the July Young Writers’ Group session, the last before the summer break. After a brief reflection on the last month, during which the writers shared what they had been doing creatively, we took full advantage. Full of fresh […]

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There and Back Again – Primary Creative Writing Club

There and Back Again - Primary Creative Writing Club

Primary Creative Writing Club, for 8-11 year olds, continued through Spring with fabulous writing, lots of exploration and imaginations going wild. Their closing session had them create this wonderful recording with pieces they had created! Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Jude Carroll, Sarah Connors, Mary […]

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A Flash of Inspiration: Celebrating National Flash Fiction Day at The Writers’ Block

A Flash of Inspiration: Celebrating National Flash Fiction Day at The Writers’ Block

By sheer good fortune, our most recent Young Writers’ workshop happened to coincide with National Flash Fiction Day. Most writers are not known for their brevity, so our celebration of National Flash Fiction Day provided an opportunity to honour all that goes into the search […]

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Following in famous footsteps: Young Writers at the Minack

Following in famous footsteps: Young Writers at the Minack

It seems that a change of scene brought out the best in the young writers, as they met at the Minack Theatre for an inspiration gathering session. Given free rein to explore the site, the young people made ample use of this opportunity. The writing […]

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