The Writers’ Block

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

Once upon a time,
In the heart of Cornwall
A magical world opens its doors

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 to fire young people’s imaginations and build self-esteem, the writing spaces inside The Writers’ Block have been designed and developed by Cornish theatre makers and visual artists from WildWorks,  Tough Dough and The Story Republic.

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, 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. And new for 2018 is the Pop Up Writers’ Block which can visit your school!

We also have a programme of special events including:

Little Story Seekers for 2-5 year olds

Story Adventurers for 5-8 year olds

Manga and Graphic drawing for 8 years upwards

Emerging Writers Speakeasy events

Creative Writing & Poetry for adults

Visit our events page for full details of all activities