Come to a regional workshop

Want inspiration and advice to help you enter the Orwell Youth Prize?

regional workshop is your opportunity to learn from professional writers and journalists, as well as meet other young people interested in writing and the issues that matter to you.

REGISTRATION FOR THE YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER REGIONAL WORKSHOP (15 November 2017) IS NOW OPEN

Regional Workshops are for anyone in Year 12 or Year 13. They are free, and you don’t need to have had a workshop through your school to be eligible. Bursaries toward the cost of travel are available on request. Previous guest writers have included journalist Arifa Akbar, poet Jacob Sam-La Rose and writer Adrian Tempany.

Workshops bring together around 40 young people interested in writing and current affairs to hear from professional writers, from why they write to how they find a story to how to make your own writing effective. You’ll explore this year’s Youth Prize theme (‘Truth vs. Lies’) with writers, academics and workshop leaders, work with other young people passionate about political writing and find out about life at a leading UK university.

This year, we’re taking our three regional workshops right across the country, from the North East to the West Midlands:

  1. Yorkshire and the Humber regional workshop (University of Sheffield): Wednesday 15th November 2017
  2. North East regional workshop (University of Durham): Saturday 6th January 2018
  3. West Midlands regional workshop (University of Warwick): Saturday 3rd March 2018

Registration for the Yorkshire and the Humber regional workshop at the University of Sheffield is now open on a first come first serve basis. To register your interest, please email admin@orwellyouthprize.co.uk by Sunday 12th November. 


Any questions? Get in touch at admin@orwellyouthprize.co.uk

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