Discover Brightwater is seeking to appoint a publisher/practitioner to oversee a creative writing programme that will provide a number of outcomes, including:
- Provide training, inspiration and encouragement to local people to develop their creative writing skills.
- Manage a short story competition in partnership with local institutions and the press.
- A professional author/editor/publisher will facilitate opportunities for local people to develop creative writing skills and for their ideas or stories to be incorporated within a professionally written publication.
- Produce a publication (which may include some of the short stories developed as part of the competition if appropriate). This publication will be available both as an eBook and in print.
All writing must be linked to, and ideally set in, the Discover Brightwater area and will interpret our themes to ‘restore, reveal and celebrate life around the river Skerne ‘
We are looking for creative writing which will help to connect local people and visitors to our landscape, our heritage and our communities and help in establishing a legacy to help and encourage ongoing creative writing groups within the area.
All writing should have an authentic local voice and ideas generated from within the local community and /or workshops will be incorporated within the story or stories told in the book. The engagement part of this project should link and work with existing local literature events including: for example, Sedgefield Bookends festival;
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