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Interview with Paula Rawsthorne Young Adult Fiction Writer

Interview with Paula Rawsthorne Young Adult Fiction Writer

August 12, 2022

Sheffield Hallan University Creative Writing student, Lauren Wright, recently interviewed multi-award-winning young adult fiction writer Paula Rawsthorne about all things fiction. Paula chatted with Lauren about everything from how she found her way into becoming a writer, and what it's been like working with publishers, to how she develops her ideas and what advice she has for young writers starting out.

My Name is Adebiyi by Najma Ahmed

My Name is Adebiyi by Najma Ahmed

August 11, 2022

My Name is Adebiyi by Najma Ahmed

Read by Kenneth Omole

The following monologue started life in a workshop working with actor and writer John Rwoth-Omack

"The truth is, even when they aren't driving their trucks up, snooping around my stall laughing, just the thought of them chokes me. I hate seeing them and feeling powerless, standing with my head down so I don't catch their eye. It's why I'm here."

 

 

 

Division Street by Morgan Westwood Cooke

Division Street by Morgan Westwood Cooke

June 5, 2022

Morgan Westwood-Cook takes us on a gorgeous poetic journey through the beauty of a city waking from lockdown. As it stretches out of its quiet corners, it realises it is somewhat changed – but are its people? Division Street by Morgan Westwood Cooke

Ghost Town by Rebecca Payne

Ghost Town by Rebecca Payne

June 5, 2022

When the before people spoke about the city centre being a ghost town, they had no idea how accurate they were….
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Things must be bad when even York’s ghosts are noticing! Rebecca Payne explores the relationships and the brilliantly comic dynamics of the dead who are struggling to live without the living… Ghost Town by Rebecca Payne

Merchantgate Bus Stop by Cristina Rizzo

Merchantgate Bus Stop by Cristina Rizzo

June 5, 2022

A poetic dance through York: located around Merchantgate bus stop on three different dates showing us three very different faces. We’ve all been changed, in some ways, by lockdown – Cristina Rizzo magnificently shows us we’re not the only ones to take our masks off and find ourselves… different. Merchantgate Bus Stop by Cristina Rizzo

Inner Pieces by Eve Naden

Inner Pieces by Eve Naden

June 5, 2022

Let us take you by the hand and walk you through a York trying to wake up and find its feet. Delighting in the small details that show us so much, this York finds itself something different, something… new. Inner Pieces by Eve Naden

Bench Guy by Eliana Grundy

Bench Guy by Eliana Grundy

June 5, 2022

Ever wondered just who that person you see every day is? Why they take that particular train or… sat on that particular bench through lockdown? Eliana Grundy dives into discovering who one of these strangers is, showing us that really, none of us are ever quite as alone as we think. Bench Guy by Eliana Grundy

The Time Travel Log by Lucy-Jo Finnighan

The Time Travel Log by Lucy-Jo Finnighan

June 5, 2022

A rip-roaring yarn from Yarm, where an intrepid Victorian explorer falls into a curious time-slip – finding himself in a future he could never imagine. Where have all the people gone? And why all the masks…? The Time Travel Log by Lucy-Jo Finnighan

 

The Silent Disease by Ilona Galloway-Dutton

The Silent Disease by Ilona Galloway-Dutton

June 5, 2022

A stunning piece of realism, examining the effects of lockdown on family – each generation with their own sets of problems. The Silent Disease by Ilona Galloway-Dutton

 

Brave New Words

Brave New Words

July 22, 2021

A selection of work written through Brave New Words - a programme of free creative writing workshops for young creatives in Doncaster exploring Roy’s idea of stepping into a new way of looking at the world, and ourselves in it, through writing. Although not solely focused on the pandemic, we discussed its effects and how our world might change on the other side. 

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