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Showcase Favourite: The Tunnel + Sustainable Olympics 2020

This August, we are re-sharing our wonderful 2020 Showcases. First up is The Tunnel, followed by Sustainable Olympics 2020, both introduced by page editor, Dan Cross. ***** Our theme this week is 'Many Faces, Many Masks' and the first piece to feature on 'Showcase' encapsulates this perfectly: not just what it means to carry ourselves ...

Online ReadFest 2021 is Almost Here! – 10 Years of Reading Pleasure

Monday 6 September to Friday 24 September. Coming soon our 10th FREE literary festival! Supporting Pen to Print’s theme this year, Curated by Us we are delighted to showcase writers from both Barking and Dagenham and further afield inspired by the writing and reading communities we support. This amazing festival provides a ...

The Pen to Print Awards 2021 – Competition Results

By Lena Smith, Library Project Manager - London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. The Pen to Print Awards are our annual celebration of Pen to Print’s work where we announce the winners of our competitions.  We were pleased to hold at a virtual ceremony on Thursday 29 July 2021. CLICK HERE ...

Writer Of The Month: Jenny Grant

Introduced by Mary Walsh Jenny Grant; September 1966 - May 2021 I am both honoured and deeply saddened to introduce Jenny Grant as our writer of the month. Jenny passed away suddenly in May, leaving her husband Jon and her daughter Amber. Jenny was a great friend to me and to all at ...

Showcase: A River + Weekend Break

Courageous Creative Expression As The ‘Poetry Of Survival’ In welcoming the summer, much confusion still exists around safety and travels regarding the lifting of restrictions. In this context, some people continue to plan overseas travel, while others are holidaying here in the UK. With the incremental lifting of lockdown restrictions and ...

Writer Of The Month: Palak Tewary

Introduced by Dagmara Drozdowska Being a part of the ‘Pen to Print’ family gives me amazing opportunities to meet people who share the same interest and understand what it’s like to be a writer. Due to the pandemic, we were not able to meet in person, but it gives me great ...

Reshaping The Windrush Narrative

By Iesha Denize This week at Pen to Print and Write On! we acknowledge Windrush Day in the context of our theme, 'Transformation'. I am sharing a series of articles that explore a Windrush perspective on personal transformation, in essence, a ‘poetic’ Windrush focus on the release and a reshaping of ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Transformation

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to my page for June. I’d like to start with a quotation from John Steinbeck, one of my favourite writers: In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different. I think it captures the flavour of the month well. We’re ...

Launching this week – The Barking Heritage Trail

Updated 28 May 2021 An interactive heritage trail is being launched this week on the streets of Barking Town Centre.  The Barking Heritage Trail is part of the Pen to Print The Digital Storytelling Trail a new Pen to Print project that can be accessed on a smart phone using the pioneering ...

Showcase: Train For The Man

Hello! I hope you’ve enjoyed the previous three Showcases this month. I know I’ve enjoyed editing them and giving you the opportunity to read work you may not otherwise have discovered. Some of the writers I’ve showcased are well-travelled on their writing journey, whereas others are at the start of ...