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Posted: Wed 24 Nov 2021
National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) to receive £25k from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. NAWE among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund. This award will enable NAWE to create more opportunities for writers and communities. Read more...

Posted: Wed 28 Jul 2021
We are delighted to announce that the next NAWE Conference will take place online from 10 - 12 March 2022. The conference will build on the success of our first online conference in 2021, and will include a mixture of curated panels and talks, as well as submissions from both NAWE members and non-members. We welcome high quality submissions from writers in education in all settings, as well as from arts professionals involved in creative writing pedagogy. Read more...

Posted: Mon 24 May 2021
We are delighted to announce the host venues for the 2021 MaxLiteracy Awards. Funded by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust, MaxLiteracy offers funding for museums and galleries in England to support a dedicated programme of creative writing and literacy work within learning settings through the visual arts. The Awards are run in partnership with Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and the National Association for Writers in Education (NAWE). Read more...

Posted: Tue 6 Apr 2021
NAWE to receive £42k from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. > NAWE is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund > This award will help us provide more direct support for writers working in education and community settings and develop some exciting new programmes of work.  Read more...

Posted: Tue 9 Mar 2021
We are delighted to announce that York St John University will be sponsoring WHAT NEXT? Writing in Education and Communities in 2021 and Beyond, NAWE’s first ever virtual conference taking place on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 March 2021. Read more...

Posted: Thu 25 Feb 2021
A cracking programme of workshops, talks, panels and readings from writers, teachers, facilitators and researchers contributing from across our membership and the wider sector is lined up for WHAT NEXT? Writing in Education and Communities in 2021 and Beyond. NAWE Virtual Conference 12 & 13 March 2021. Read more...

Posted: Wed 17 Feb 2021
A packed programme of 50+ events including workshops, panels, talks and readings across the themes of teaching creative writing, wellbeing and practice research, plus lots of special events, is lined up for WHAT NEXT? Writing in Education and Communities in 2021 and Beyond, Friday 12 and Saturday 13 March 2021, Online via Zoom. Read more...

Posted: Thu 4 Feb 2021
We are delighted to announce that we have an exciting array of special events and guests lined up for our first ever virtual conference, WHAT NEXT? Writing in Education and Communities in 2021 and Beyond, taking place via Zoom on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 March.  Read more...

Posted: Wed 9 Dec 2020
The Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust, Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, and the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), are delighted to announce the MaxLiteracy Awards 2021. Galleries, art museums and visual arts venues in England are invited to submit proposals to host a MaxLiteracy 2021 project supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust. Read more...

Posted: Wed 21 Oct 2020
Julia Payne from the hub who will be facilitating the NAWE Open Space event on 17 November 2020 talks about what makes Open Space unique and what attenders can expect. Read more...

Posted: Wed 26 Aug 2020
Free group coaching to help you weather the pandemic storm! With people across our sector struggling to make sense of how we’ll live and make a living while Covid-19 continues to make its impact felt on our daily lives, the need for peer support has arguably never been greater. That’s why NAWE is really excited to be launching a new virtual action learning programme for writers in education.  Read more...
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Posted: Tue 16 Jun 2020
NAWE is delighted to announce the award of a grant from Arts Council England's Emergency Response Fund. The grant will enable NAWE to provide resources and online activities for its members and for the wider writing community across the coming months. The award give us something to celebrate together, even if we can't get together in person.  Read more...

Posted: Tue 26 May 2020
Creative producers and agitators the hub have teamed up with the Creative Industries Federation on a new mental health initiative especially for creative freelancers and entrepreneurs. To kick it off, they’ve launched a short survey that explores the impact COVID-19 has had so far on people’s mental health and careers/businesses, and the kinds of support artists, creative freelancers and those running their own creative organisations would find most useful over the coming months. Take part by 14th June. Read more...

Posted: Wed 13 May 2020
Common People: Breaking the Class Ceiling in UK Publishing, a report by Professor Katy Shaw from Northumbria University published by New Writing North, is now available to read. Read more...

Posted: Tue 28 Apr 2020
The UK Council for Subject Associations (CfSA) has launched today an online directory to support educators in response to the surge in demand for home learning support. Read more...

Posted: Wed 1 Apr 2020
We’re living in uncertain and unprecedented times. In response to the current situation, we’re all having to adapt and that means having to make difficult decisions about what we’re able to confidently commit to this year and how best we can serve our membership. With that in mind, we’ve taken the decision to postpone the annual NAWE Conference from November 2020 to 12th and 13th March, 2021, still in Bristol. Please save the dates!  Read more...

Posted: Wed 18 Mar 2020
We understand and acknowledge that this is a worrying time for everyone, especially for those relying on events, workshops and commissions for their income. We are actively talking with the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, the Society of Authors, Arts Council England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Wales, and Creative Scotland about how we can best support our members and other freelance writers during this period of uncertainty.  Read more...

Posted: Wed 11 Mar 2020
Please take a moment to complete this short survey and have your say on the shape of future NAWE conferences.  Read more...

Posted: Wed 12 Feb 2020
The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona Mason as its Interim Director while current Director Seraphima Kennedy is on maternity leave. Fiona will take up her role officially at the beginning of March and lead on the organisation’s work, including our annual conference, until autumn 2020.  Read more...

Posted: Wed 18 Dec 2019
The Winter 2019 Edition of NAWE’s Writing in Education is now available online via Issuu and as a download. Read more...