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Love Letters to the World Writing Project

UPDATE 27 May 2020 Pen to Print are pleased to announce that we will be supporting Love Letters to the World for the rest of the summer for 15 weeks, in addition to the orginal 4 week project. This new online creative writing workshop for local people in Barking and Dagenham Love ...

Cloudburst We Need Your Questions!

Pen to Print is pleased to be working with the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation. We are very excited to be co-hosting our first online event together featuring Chris Wakeling co-writer of a new children’s adventure story Cloudburst, along with Wilbur Smith. The event is aimed at 9 to 11 year olds ...

Wednesday Showcase: Blood In The Dust

This week, we have an extract from the award-winning Blood In The Dust by Australian author Bill Swiggs. Bill and I became acquainted at the 2018 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, where we were both shortlisted for the Best Unpublished Manuscript category: a competition he won and which led to his novel ...
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Showcase – XIII & The Chocolate Box

Next up in our series of flash fiction submissions is my own short story, XIII, which was fortunate enough to place as second runner-up. As before, I will let the competition judge, Clare Cooper, introduce the piece. While this is the last of the finalists, we will be publishing the ...
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Showcase – Your Beauty

This week's Showcase is a delightful poem by Herman Richards. Your Beauty celebrates the couples in the world who champion their love for one another, day in, day out, not with extravagant gestures or gift-giving, but by simply being there for each other. It is a realistic and mature perspective ...

Wednesday Showcase: Breakfast in Bogota

This week, I am thrilled to present an extract of the published novel, Breakfast in Bogotá, courtesy of Helen Young, whom I had the pleasure of interviewing in this week's As A...Writer series, and her publisher, Unbound. As both parties were kind enough to share the first two chapters of the ...
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Showcase – The Orange Grove

Continuing on from our Showcase two weeks ago, I present the first runner-up in the Pen to Print Flash Fiction competition, The Orange Grove, by Bob Thompson. Once again, I will let the competition judge, Clare Cooper introduce the piece, but please do keep coming back, as we will be publishing ...

Open Call for Writer in Residence in Rabbits Road Institute Library

We are looking for writers, aspiring writers, or artists working with writing in their work, to be writer in residence for five months in Rabbits Road Institute Library. Applications are welcome from those who live or work in Barking & Dagenham and neighbouring boroughs of Redbridge, Newham and Havering, especially encouraging ...