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Creative Writing Prize

We invite students to read, discuss and enjoy Black writers, give critical responses and produce original works.

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Programme Content

Students produce a short piece of poetry, prose or script writing.

Programme Timeline: April - July 2022

Students will explore texts from three different time periods, in three different styles. During the programme students will have the chance to attend tutorial sessions at Oxford University.

A range of prizes are available from essay publication to a place on the OxNet summer school.

Prize Package

Industry experts session with 'United Agents' Books Department
Cash Prizes

Trophies

Anthology
Celebration Day at Oxford

Eligibility

Students must be:

1. In year 12 when applying for the programme
2. Black state-school students

Programme Structure

Programmes take place in four key phases, starting with lectures on module content and culminating in the submission of creative writing pieces in a specific style. 

1  —

Introduction to programme content

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2  —

Writing in a specialist style: planning and drafting

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3  —

Writing in a specialist style: editing, feedback and submission

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4 —

Winners announced and celebration day at Oxford University

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01

Our Foundations: Introduction to African and Caribbean Writing

02

Windrush: Post-War Migration Literature

03

The Diaspora: Contemporary Black British Writing

Time Periods

Sessions include

  • analysis of set texts

  • tutorials at Oxford University

  • thematic and technical writing exercises

  • writing style development

  • class discussions

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A range of prizes are available, from publication to workshops.

Prize Package

  • Workshop with United Agents, the literary & talent agency

  • Cash prizes

  • Trophies

  • Online anthology

  • Celebration day at Oxford

This is your Service description. Use this space to describe what the service entails, benefits for users and any other important information.

Eligibility

Students must be:

1. In Year 10 when applying for the programme
2. Black state-school students

This is your Service description. Use this space to describe what the service entails, benefits for users and any other important information.

Sessions include:

  • analysis of set texts

  • tutorials at Oxford University

  • thematic and technical writing exercises

  • writing style development

  • class discussions

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