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Vacancy – Admin & Support Assistant at The Writers’ Block. Deadline 8 September 2019.

22.5 hours/3 dpw £18,038 pro rata We have a great opportunity for someone who has a head for order and the ability to enable brilliant stuff to happen to join our small team at KEAP and The Writers’ Block. The Writers’ Block is a unique […]

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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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The Story Republicans Prance the Isles of Scilly

The Story Republicans Prance the Isles of Scilly

From boats to schools, shorelines to parks, The Story Republicans sang, pranced, graced and told many a tale over the Isles of Scilly during the Creative Scilly Festival. Wonderfully sharing the works of Charles Causley, Annamaria Murphy, Nick Darke, Simon Parker and more again. “The […]

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Ideas from the Attic – Exhibition Review

Ideas from the Attic - Exhibition Review

Following on from ‘Ideas from the Attic’ in 2018 where we shared and celebrated the extraordinary work space that had been created by the late Bill Mitchell, artistic director of Wildworks Theatre Company, we decided to commission 3 creative practitioners to respond to Bill’s Attic […]

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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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