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Exciting new voices write a diverse future: CFLA18 announces its 12 winners

Thank you to everyone who entered The Creative Future Literary Awards this year. We received almost 500 entries and the breadth and quality of the work was impressive. 6 poems and 6 short stories were chosen from a shortlist of 36 entries by a judging panel of literary industry professionals, including Lemn Sissay, Aki Schilz (The Literary Read More »

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On being nourished and other observations by CFLA18 WiR Sharon Duggal

Our Writer in Residence applications for 2019 are now open. Deadline 27 February 2019. For full info and to apply, click here.   In April 2018 I became the Writer in Residence (WiR) at Creative Future. The residency is based at Preston Park Recovery Centre (PPRC), a much-valued sanctuary full of creative opportunities for people Read More »

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“Poetry Is Like Pooping” And Other Writing Tips From A TED Superstar

“If there’s a poem inside of you, it needs to come out. I want people to think of poetry as more human, less sacred” says spoken-word poet Sarah Kay.  (more…)

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‘Tributaries’ by Tara Gould – a work-in-progress.

‘It is Christmas Eve when the house floods.’ So begins an unsettling new short story (still in early draft form) from our Writer-In-Residence Tara Gould.  (more…)

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Creative Future Writers' Award

Creative Future Writers' Award