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Commonword announces renewed NPO status 2018-2022

Commonword announces renewed NPO status 2018-2022

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Commonword announces the wonderful news that its bid to receive funding under the Arts Council of England’s National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) programme has been successful. We, at Commonword, thank Arts Council England for continuing to support our work. Julia Davis, Commonword’s Chair says: “”We are delighted with this news which will underpin...

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SHORTLIST: Diversity Writing for Children Prize 2016

SHORTLIST: Diversity Writing for Children Prize 2016

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Shortlisted entries for the 2016 Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize are: Star Burn by Magda Knight The Ghosts and Jamal by Bridget Blankley Jed Zed Black by Roopa Farooki The Monster Orphanage by Rohan Agalwatta A Very Modern Covern by Manon Olegasagarem   To read the entries, click on the titles.   The winner will be declared on the 11th of...

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Diversity Writing for Children Prize 2016: Writing for Children Masterclass

Diversity Writing for Children Prize 2016: Writing for Children Masterclass

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FREE EVENT YOU MUST RESERVE A PLACE- please email afshan@cultureword.org.uk to do so. Organised by Commonword, this panel discussion is for those aspiring to write for the children’s fiction industry. Topics covered will include: how to find an agent, what publishers seek from writers in this genre, the challenges of writing diverse characters, the...

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Women in the Spotlight Arvon Residential

Women in the Spotlight Arvon Residential

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Women in the Spotlight will be showcasing their work in March 2016 in celebration of International Women’s Day. Click here for further details.   Update: The Women in the Spotlight 2016 are: Sui Anukka Col Bashir Hafsah Bashir Jane Bradley Maeve Clark Dipali Das Christina Fonthes Bethany Hermitt Charlotte Maxwell Yolanda Mercy Heena Patel Deborah...

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Paris Kaur wins Superheroes of Slam 2015

Paris Kaur wins Superheroes of Slam 2015

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Click here for an exclusive interview with the 2015 slam winner, Paris Kaur The Superheroes of Slam final took place on Friday 23rd October at Three Minute Theatre, as part of Manchester Literature Festival (MLF) 2015. This was the fifth occurrence of the poetry slam competition, which has become ever more successful year on year. Since June 2015, nine...

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