Young Writers Festival

First Story- Young Writers' Festival- Changing Lives Through Writing


On Friday 29th Sept a group of year 11 students visited the University of Hull to be part of the Young Writers' Festival. A prestigious event which was a follow up from what the boys had taken part in previously at the Bradford Literature Festival just before the summer holidays. The day was full of inspirational writers reading their poems and answering questions from the audience.

The festival was a unique experience for our students to focus upon their creative expression. The main stage was host to acclaimed poets and performers such as Simon Armitage, Joelle Taylor, Kate Fox, Helen Mort andMichael Symmons Roberts


Students had the chance to participate e in prose and poetry workshops in the morning and afternoon with First Story writers. They heard from headline writers and Mohammed Habib from SBSJ took to the stage to perform his own work at the end of the day for the students’ showcase. We hope that one day that these students can be inspired to write their own poems and be at centre stage and become an acclaimed poet.