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COVID-19 Coronavirus Update 27 May 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Statement
Updated 27 May 2020

Pen to Print is monitoring the latest guidance and will update you as soon as possible should the advice change.

Currently we are not planning to hold any face to face events and classes. We are moving all our activity online for the foreseeable future.

Our physical programme activity has been paused, all events will be online, we will continue to review the situation, and this may change, we are hoping we can start holding events again when Government advice allows.

Pen to Print online Classes, Workshops and Events 0nline are listed on our website.  Go to Pen to Print Events for details of how to book.

We also have the digital Write On! Magazines that can be read online click Write On! Extra on the website. The next Write On! Magazine issue is due out July 2020 and may be online only if distributing venues reamin closed.

Enjoy our NEW Write On! Extra online only content with daily releases:

You can also buy our local authors books online!

We are plased to announce we are supporting the Love Letters to the World Project CLICK HERE to find out more.

If you are looking for something to do there is a lot of content for you to take part in, read, watch and enjoy here on our website and on our social media channels.  We are busy creating more exciting things for you to get involved with as the weeks pass so keep checking in with us online.

We are always looking for more content so if you would like to contribute by writing or recording something please send it to our email address:

Online content and activity click Get Involved or Our Publications:

We are also looking for submissions for our Pen to Plate book.

Our Pen to Print Competitions are remaining open to entries too; all the entry requirements and details are on our website the closing dates of our regular competitions have been extended to 25 September 2020, 5pm.

We are very grateful for your support and understanding at this difficult time.

The team at Pen to Print wish you all well and we look forward to seeing you all again when we get back to normal.

Lena Smith
Library Project Manger

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Telephone: 020 8227 2267

For more help in Barking and Dagenham during Government Restrictions:

BD CAN – which stands for Barking & Dagenham Citizens Alliance Network.

To make sure no one is left unsupported, BD CAN is providing a key contact point for anyone in the borough who needs help or knows someone who does. It could be anything from help picking up medication or food shopping, to a friendly phone call if someone is self-isolating and is feeling cut off from the community.

If you know of someone who could benefit from BD CAN, please get them to contact us by phoning 020 8215 3000 or emailing And, if you want to offer help, you can register at

The latest guidance for dealing with COVID-19 Coronavirus such as handwashing guidance and advice on what you should do if you do become unwell can be found on the government site with link to other helpful sites:

We are moving all our activity online for the foreseeable future.