Celebrating the power of writing
It’s National Writing Day and we are celebrating the power of writing.
We believe that writing has the real power to change lives. At the Ministry, our writing clubs and storymaking workshops help young people to develop their imagination, realise their potential as writers and acquire a range of skills for school and the world beyond.
Today we will be celebrating this power with a range of activities, as we take time out from our Ministry schedules to sit down and put pen to paper with our volunteers, club members and school partners.
There are lots of ways you can join in National Writing Day with us.
We have tonnes of writing resources on our website for budding young writers. From writing letters to poems; why not try them out on your journey home from school or at the dinner table with your family?
We also recently launched a collection of audio stories written by and for young writers. These can act as a great catalyst to write you own stories. Have a listen here and share some of your best stories with us on Facebook.
Today from our base in Hoxton, we’ll be hosting a very special Ask a Poet event, with professional writer and poet Nick Makoha in a Q&A with local secondary school students.
There is also a teaching resource, including a video interview with Nick Makoha and a lesson plan, free to download here.
We know it can be hard to find time to write as an adult. Throughout the day we will be sharing writing prompts on Twitter to help fit in a little bit of writing into your commute and coffee breaks. Arvon and Free Word also have further resources to get you writing on your lunch break.