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Mother of Floods Launch Page

Mother of Floods Launch  – Transcript, Trailer and Performance   Video Trailer Introduction:    A. Part 1 Introduction – The importance of recognising ourselves as creators of what we want to see and be Thank you ­ – Lena and Lisa and Pen to Print for hosting. Also, fellow presenters, Emily, Marianne and Alex and ...

Friday Feature: Dagenham Is The Protagonist

by Elaine Spires While I was growing up, I was blissfully unaware I was doing so in a place that so much of the country would have looked down its nose at and considered ‘deprived’.  I didn’t know it was sneeringly referred to as Corned Beef City by those who thought ...

Thursday Connectors: Senses Of Nature

by Farzana Hakim It feels great being back for this week’s Connectors. I hope you had a great bank holiday weekend, staying put and remaining locked down in your own homes, despite the conflicting and confusing messages arising from the Cumgate, and the boo for BoJo trends on social media these ...

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 ...

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 ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: A Sense Of Nature

by Eithne Cullen The theme for this week’s extra pages is A Sense Of Nature and it's really appropriate for the times we find ourselves in. Firstly, with our false feeling of being imprisoned, we can look out and marvel at how nature goes on despite governments, a virus and the imposition ...

Monday Memoirs: Senses Of Nature

Introduced by Holly King If there’s nothing else to be thankful for (aside from good health), it’s been great weather these past few weeks. With lockdown allowing many of us to go on more frequent walks and take in more of our surroundings, I’ve picked up on a lot more of ...

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 ...

As A… Writer: Tony Ballantyne

This week, Write On! interviews author Tony Ballantyne. Tony is the author of the Penrose, Recursion and Dream series of novels as well as many acclaimed short stories that have appeared in magazines and anthologies around the world. He has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards. WO: How ...