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Write On! Extra Standing Together

By Cllr Saima Ashraf, Chair of the Pen to Print Advisory Panel. As chair of the Pen to Print Advisory Board it has been an honour to contribute to the work of the programme. BAME and LGBTQ+ writers, and writers from working-class backgrounds, have long been underrepresented in the publishing industry.  ...

Thursday Connectors: Hear BAME Voices

Hi, all. It’s Farzana here. This week, though it’s not my most topical Thursday Connectors, my message is simple: in celebrating the work of BAME writers, it’s important to talk about standing together as writers and the problems we face in terms of getting traditionally published. Today, I want to spell ...
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Showcase – Take It Back & I’m The Calm One

We are celebrating BAME writers and creatives this week on Write On! Extra, so it gives me great pleasure to bring you an extract from the recently released, highly successful Take It Back, a novel by Kia Abdullah. Take It Back has been described as one of the best thrillers of the ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Standing Together

by Eithne Cullen This week, our theme is ‘Standing Together’ celebrating BAME voices and I have some fabulous pieces to share. I’m lucky to have been sent pieces from people I work with and share my writing with, in a group we all belong to. ‘Write Next Door’ currently meets weekly on ...

Monday Memoirs: Standing Together

Introduced by Holly King In the midst of a pandemic that has infected the world, taking family members and friends, co-workers and neighbours from us in every community, ingrained prejudices and hardships are still more present, frightening and damaging to some humans, based on nothing more than the colour of their ...

In Conversation With Kia Abdullah

by Claire Buss The coronavirus and the country-wide lockdown have resulted in many changes and adaptations to our daily lives; not least the temporary closure of libraries and the delay in producing the print version of Write On! magazine. In response to this, the team here shifted our focus to a ...

Thursday Connectors: Lockdown Loneliness

Hi, all. It’s Farzana here again for this week’s Thursday Connectors. Today, I’m moving sideways from our usual format of going overseas, to bring you a lockdown story. Instead, I’ve asked my lovely colleagues here at Write On!  to give me their take on what lockdown loneliness means to them. For ...
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Showcase – Displaced & The Philosopher’s Daughters

I am pleased to present two wonderful examples of fabulous prose this week in Showcase. First up, we have another of the excellent entries we received in our Flash Fiction competition a couple of months ago. Nicola Franklin's Displaced uses the 300-word limit to maximum effect, welcoming us into a warm and ...