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Meet the National Young Writer of 2018!

June 18, 2018

Congratulations to 8-year-old Mia Falatoori from Churchfields Junior School in London who has been crowned the winner of our National Young Writers’...

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The top 10 young writers’ stories

June 11, 2018

The top 10 authors in our National Young Writers’ Awards are here! One of them will go on to be crowned the National Young Writer of 2018...

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Writing competition: The regional winners 2018

May 21, 2018

There are 150 fantastic regional winners in this year’s National Young Writers’ Awards! We announce the names of all the regional winners...

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Author Q&A: Steve Webb

April 26, 2018

Steve Webb is the author of the hilarious Spangles McNasty series, with a third book coming out this May. He recently ran a creative writing workshop...

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Author Danny Weston

Author Q&A: Danny Weston

April 4, 2018

Danny Weston is a teen horror writer and winner of the Scottish Children’s Book Prize. He recently ran a workshop at our Edinburgh Blackhall centre...

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Who would you pick to be your child’s hero?

March 27, 2018

We asked mums and dads to share their views on heroes and role models for their children; 74% of parents said they were concerned about the celebrity...

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Kjartan Poskitt on writing

Guest blog: “What if…?” The secret of writing a story

Kjartan Poskitt is the author of the Murderous Maths series, and has also written about space, puzzles, codes, magic, biographies, five historical...

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10 questions with David Walliams

10 questions with David Walliams

March 16, 2018

What do David Walliams and our National Young Writers’ Awards have in common? They are both celebrating 10 year anniversaries! David has been an...

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Child being creative

Marvellous maths and engaging English

March 15, 2018

You might hear the children groan when you suggest some educational activities outside of school, but here are some ways you can engage them with...

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Author Q&A: Julia Gray

March 14, 2018

We were excited to welcome Julia Gray, author of the young adult novel ‘The Otherlife’, to our Brixton centre to run a creative writing...

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