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How is your New Year’s resolution holding up?

How is your New Year's resolution holding up?

The Writers’ Block aims to encourage the creative writer in us all. In December novelist Wyl Menmuir brought us one of his favourite activities for getting under the skin of his characters in the planning stages of a story. It works for characters of all ages. […]

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Turning over a new leaf at The Writers’ Block

Turning over a new leaf at The Writers' Block

Three talented writers were thinking big in the January Young Writers’ workshop. Taking inspiration from Neil Gaiman’s ‘Make Good Art’ Harvard commencement speech, the young people created their own miniature books to keep their writing goals for the year safe. It was fun to see […]

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Literature Works Annual Fund grants to five new projects in the SW

Literature Works Annual Fund grants to five new projects in the SW

Literature Works announces today five awards from its Annual Fund, which reopened in 2018.  The grants support grassroots projects around the South West of England that bring the enjoyment of words and story directly to local groups and communities.  The awards of £100-£500 help community […]

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Spoken Word Events in Cornwall

Spoken Word Events in Cornwall

As many of us know there are writers galore based in the absolute beauty of Cornwall. There are also many events and opportunities to discover writers and their work. Are you one of them? Do you have work to share? Do you want to discover […]

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Science Adventures by Coppice Theatre – Teachers preview event

Science Adventures by Coppice Theatre - Teachers preview event

Monday 11th February 2019, 5pm at The Writers Block Coppice Theatre and KEAP would like to invite you to a teachers preview event. You will be treated to an extract from the show, a science based workshop and get the chance to chat to the creative […]

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Recipes, Autumn into Winter

Recipes, Autumn into Winter

Ingredients: You will need: Two sheets of paper OR A double page spread in your notebook.   Part One: Think of your favourite season. On one page or sheet, write a list of ‘ingredients’ for that season…everything you can think of that makes it special, […]

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Schools Shine at Wheal Martyn

Schools Shine in a WW1 Commemoration Performance On 29th November, crowds filled the Atrium at Wheal Martyn, all gathering to share the wonderful work of 150 school children from the local Clay Country. The Atrium was filled with sound of music, singing and poetry, passionately […]

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Seasons Change at The Writers’ Block

Seasons Change at The Writers’ Block

The most recent workshop for young writers brightened a dreary December day. The approach of winter put us in mind of exploring seasonal change through our writing, with exercises that included writing a recipe for your favourite season, letters from one season to another, and […]

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Dreaming New Worlds

Dreaming New Worlds

World-building is an essential part of good writing. Tell me a story, and build me a world that I can believe in. The young writers who participated in Saturday’s workshop did just that. The late Wild Works theatre director Bill Mitchell created story boxes, miniature […]

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The Eyes of a Magpie

The Eyes of a Magpie

Anna Murphy has the eyes of a magpie, is a word and line thief, listens and takes moments from the scenes she encounters and transforms them into tales, stories and scripts. Anna is a long term member of Kneehigh Theatre and has worked for C-scape […]

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