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First Story

Anthology of Writing

Our young writers have worked hard for months and showed real  commitment to produce a wonderful anthology of writing.   There were particular challenges this year as  our writer in residence suffered serious illness. However, with his inspiration and the students’ enthusiasm they persevered to produce their First Story . The students were nurtured and encouraged by Steve in a way that has given them the self belief and confidence to produce this impressive body of work. Steve has also provided our young writers with a great example of cheerful resilience by persevering with this project in the face of this illness.

The anthology includes an extraordinarily  wide range of prose and poetry and covers a huge variety of themes, moods and styles. It is a source of great pleasure and pride for writers and readers.       

A highlight of the project was the launch of the book as part of Lincoln Book Week and to witness the confidence and composure with which students read out their work to an audience of hundreds.