Free Writers

Free Writers

A new core creative writing project for young people aged 11 to 18. The programme aims to bring together young people from different cultural and national backgrounds to develop their creative writing skills, tackle relevant social, cultural and global issues and offer a platform for participants to share their work.

The programme actively aims to promote new literary voices (including those from marginalised backgrounds) and offer access to other literary institutions and opportunities. We work with those who are most alienated from literacy and literature to support their learning and help them engage and thrive in educational environments.

The project also acts as a progression route for young migrants and refugees who have graduated from our Creative ESOL programme.


Inspire, the Crypt at St Peter’s Church, Liverpool Grove, SE17 2HH


Wednesdays 5pm – 7pm (weekly during term time).
Spring term will run on Wednesdays between 10th January 2018 – 21st March 2018


Young people aged 11 to 18.


We deliver free taster sessions for relevant students in local schools. We also accept referrals from voluntary organisations and parents/carers. Please get in touch with Farha at [email protected] for more information.

“Very sensitive delivery. Wonderful positive reinforcement of students’ work. That was a FANTASTIC taster session. The students shone because of the inspiration and support given.”
Deputy Head of English, St Gabriels School

Read some amazing stories produced by some of our talented young writers:


Read the Free Writers Anthology »

2015:Part of My Person

2016: Welcome

2017:The Way I speak