Write On! 15 is out today: Themed Home, this issue features an exclusive interview with the seminal Jaspreet Kaur – award-winning spoken word artist, history teacher and author of the bestselling Brown Girl Like Me. She is interviewed by Goan teen, Diya Padiyar. The resulting discussion makes for a truly inspiring read!
Based on Home and sponsored by the Writers’ And Artists’ Yearbook, this issue theme straddles a number of things. ‘Keeping It Local’ on Michelle’s Sutton’s Spotlight Page, for example, shares some ideas of how to look for creative motivation on your doorstep. On the Insight page writing experts, Howard Linskey and Clare Cooper help us understand how to best use real names and places in our writing, as well as navigating those pesky tenses. The Big Debate explores social media, with a particular focus on how creatives can and should use it. Other pieces of work require us to determine what matters to us, so we can find our own, creative home. A great example of this is Destination Barking And Dagenham a feature that truly demonstrates how ‘home is where the heart is’.
This printed edition continues to be inspired by work featured in the online Write On! Extra and podcast Write On! Audio.
Write On! 16, themed Contradictions: Everything Has Two Sides, comes out on April 26. It will be featuring an exclusive with John O’Farrell: bestselling author, playwright and screenwriter of hits such as Chicken Run.
Launched in April 2019, Arts Council England Library NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) Pen to Print’s Write On! continues to reach new readers – all united by a desire to come together beyond boundaries of geography, culture and expectations. Created by and for writers, Write On! is available through libraries in Devon, many part of London and Essex, as well as digitally. Increasingly, we are sharing the printed magazine with writers from across the UK who are asking for copies for their writing groups and local bookstores.
Pen to Print is part of Barking and Dagenham Libraries which means the ethos of the organisation is founded on promoting an inclusive community spirit. Due to the reach or our publications, which includes Write On! Audio and Write On! Extra in the digital sphere, we are able to connect beyond of our place of origin to create wider ripple effects. We are therefore delighted that has encouraged over 100,000 users from 198 countries to respond to the ideals of engagement transparency, connection and inclusion.
A Call to Action:
In keeping with Pen to Print’s vision that everybody should have the chance to tell their story and so, inspire potential in others, we welcome new writing and ideas from London, the UK and internationally. Issue 15 themed Home, will feature an exclusive interview with Jaspreet Kaur. The theme will also inform content for the digital Write On! Extra (accessible through pentoprint.org) and podcast Write On! Audio (on all major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. Just type Pen to Print into your browser. Alternatively, find us via our Anchor FM hosting site).
- For up-to-date editorial information, including how to submit to the Write On! suite of publications, including audio, see: The Editor’s Introduction.
- Partnerships: Write On! has already facilitated partnerships and co-operation with All Stories, Bloomsbury, Penguin, the Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation, Write Back UK, the Curtis Brown Agency, Margate Bookie, University of Derby, first Church University Canterbury, The Romantic Novelist Association (RNA), the Alternative Stories and Fake Realities Podcast, The Turner Contemporary, Libraries Unlimited (Devon), The London Library, Becontree Broadcasting Station and the Barking and Dagenham Talking Newspaper (making Write On! available in a spoken form) many others are currently being explored. If you would like to discuss ideas, please do get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- To advertise online or in the next issue please see our newly launch Write On! Together magazine, with demographics, testimonials and lots of information as to how to get involved as a sponsor, advertiser, volunteer and creative.