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The next Salon will be on 14 October. The topic will be ‘Fostering New Writing’. What helps new writers and new writing? How do competitions, publishing outlets, magazines or the internet help? What do you get from workshops, bookshops, an MA, a mentor, a publishers and an agent? We hope to bring together these different perspectives together and share ideas. The next Salon will also announce the winners of the Wasafiri New Writing competition.

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This Week

We had our First Story day on Monday and tonight we will have our Salon on ‘Writing without Ink’. There is a short video clip on both events at http://bit.ly/a1x8dv

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We had 11 youngsters from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Congo who had arrived in the UK last year. For two hours we played around with words and memories and tried to get them down on paper. Everyone got involved and found new ways of saying who they were.

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I started as Writer in Residence at Somerset House a couple of months ago. Today we have our first project. A writing workshop for ten young people from the Refugee Council. I’ll be meeting them in about an hour

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