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21st June 2017 is National Writing Day!

National Writing Day is the first ever day devoted to having fun with words.  First Story and partner organisations across the UK have come together to help us get creative.

To download free creative writing exercises and activities designed to encourage and inspire young people to share their stories, please go to the National Writing Day website.


There are also some local writing day events taking place:


Wednesday 21st June 2017, 7.00pm

National Writing Day Leeds – Live from the British Library: Michael Rosen: Why Writing Matters. 

Screening at Leeds City Library.  To book, please follow this link


Tuesday 20th June, 4.00pm – 8.15pm

Writers on Writing: Free CPD Networking event and panel discussion with Leeds Beckett University.  Please follow this link for further details.


Friday 30th June, 3.30pm – 6.00pm

Student Showcase: Student readings from schools across West Yorkshire in partnership with Bradford Literature Festival and Bradford University.  Please follow this link for further details.