Come to a regional workshop

A 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.

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

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 regional workshops across the country. Next up is the West Midlands regional workshop at the University of Warwick, Saturday 3rd March 2018 in collaboration with the Writing Wrongs scheme and we’ll be releasing details about how to apply shortly.

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