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Looking out for London's writers, we identify and nurture writing talent

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Writing the Future: Black and Asian Authors and Publishers in the UK Marketplace

STW comissioned diversity research to be presented at London Book Fair 2015

Write Start

Join Spread the Word for our popular creative writing workshop and find new energy and inspiration for your writing.

LiP comes to New Cross Learning

Free youth poetry sessions in New Cross and Sydenham

2014 - 15 season of masterclasses, workshops and events for writers is now on sale

From crime fiction to poetry to writing from real life, we have something to help you improve your writing. Katy Massey, Katy Darby and Claire McGowan are just some of the inspirational writers waiting to work with you...

Free Writing Workshops In London's Libraries!

Library Press lands this February and March

Working in the schoolrooms at the Royal London Hospital

Second year of writing project with the children at the RLH

Ruby Cowling wins London Short Story Prize

Runners-up were Janet Swinney and Katie Willis

We interview Ruby Cowling

Winner of London Short Story Prize 2014

A Strategic Approach to your Writing Career

Writer Jamie Rhodes' article on how to get noticed by The Industry

Aisling Fahey - New Young Poet Laureate for London

Lemn Sissay introduces the New Young Poet Laureate for London on National Poetry Day


Grants for the Arts advice from Gemma Seltzer of Arts Council England

Spread the Word Info Sheets - Professional Development

Downloadable docs on a variety of topics useful to writers. These ones are all about your writing career.