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Spread the Word

The Albany, Douglas Way
London SE8 4AG
Phone: 020 8692 0231 (ext 248 & 249)

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

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Sarah Perry - Soho writer in residence

Sarah Perry shares her Soho experiences so far…

Speed dating with literary agents

Writer Anne Oatley shares explores literary pitching events


Spoken word project for young people in Lewisham

Spread the Word's exciting new research project is funded by Creativeworks London

Luke Kelly will be researching links between writers and video games developers

Free writing workshops!

Creative writing workshops as part of The Library Press project

Write Me A Poem

Sarah Perry, Writer in Residence in Soho, invites you to request your very own unique poem that she will write for you on the spot.

Writing from Real Life

We all have a story to tell. But how do you know which parts of the story will really interest your reader?

Spread the Word secures funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Three-year investment to provide paid opportunities for culturally diverse writers in publishing

An evening with Debs Newbold and our Friends

StW treats Friends to an evening out with London's ace storyteller

Warsan Shire - Young Poet Laureate for London

Warsan Shire, Young Poet Laureate for London writes two new poems for The Guardian's End FGM campaign

Mark Ecob interview

Top Designer and Art Director talks about working with Spread the Word's imprint Flight Press

Writer Beware!

Advice from Nicola Solomon, Chief Exec of the Society of Authors, who gave the opening plenary at our recent Gatekeepers Fiction Publishing debate.

It's landed...Flight Press

Flight Press - bold short fiction.

Animal Game: Best in Show

Tweets from folk who played our animal game


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


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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.