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Pen to Print Awards 19

Pen to Print Awards 2019 – Winners Presented with Awards

We are happy to announce this year’s winners of the Pen to Print Competitions for 2019. At the Awards ceremony on 27 June 2019 at Barking Learning Centre we were thrilled to welcome our Patron Martina Cole who presented the winners with their prizes. Poetry Award Winner Sylvia Anne Telfer with Where Moths Dance Second ...
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The Big Debate: The Right to Write 

by Michelle Sutton and Lauren Towers (L.M. Towton) Diversity in literature is important. To see yourself represented within a book connects us to the story and its characters. However, as an author, is it appropriate to write about a community you don’t belong to? Does it take away from genuine voices ...

A B.A.D. Borough

A B.A.D. BOROUGH by Gertcha Cowson I live in a B.A.D. borough, a B.A.D. borough I have grown to adore, it is a multi-cultural borough, mixed-raced to the core. I hear all the snooty remarks, spoken with their noses upturned, like our name provokes a rotten smell, akin to old shit that’s ready ...