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Tell The Story You Want To Tell

Tell The Story You Want To Tell

Through my work with my colleagues and students at The Writers’ Block, I feel as though I am entering a new creative phase. The opportunities to which I have access are helping me grow as a facilitator and also as a creative practitioner. On Saturday, […]

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Review of Thursday 21st February Speakeasy at the Writers’ Block

Review of Thursday 21st February Speakeasy at the Writers' Block

Speaking isn’t always easy, in fact it can be somewhat nerve-wracking to share your work as an emerging storyteller, poet or fictional writer. The Speakeasy event series at the Writer’s Block proves itself as a unique opportunity in Cornwall for sharing and discovery in an […]

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Keeping It In Perspective by Rob Lane

The Writers’ Block aims to encourage the creative writer in us all. But we know that not everyone can visit us in Pool so we have asked our creative team of writers & workshop leaders to come up with some writing exercises to share with […]

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Drama in the Ordinary at the Writers’ Block

Drama in the Ordinary at the Writers’ Block

The March Young Writers’ workshop was another opportunity for those present to exercise their creativity in new ways. From exercises that extolled the virtues of the humble sandwich, and proposed several new and interesting flavour combinations to finding the dramatic in the everyday, there was […]

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Bud by Nick Darke

Bud by Nick Darke

Bud reminisces about his love, Myrna. Bud racks his brain about their tumultuous relationship. He remembers. Recalls. Relives. He tells the tale of his marriage to Myrna. Bud speaks of the “L’il acid drops scorchin’ holes in the starched napkin of our marriage” as his […]

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The Hero’s Journey at The Writers’ Block

The Hero’s Journey at The Writers' Block

The March workshop for the Young Writers’ Group was another inspiring session. We began with the A-Z story game, which is anything but predictable, and always good fun. It involves quick thinking and fast reflexes. You catch the ball, you create the next line or […]

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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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