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Stowaway

So we had a stowaway last week.   I was up North in a school that shall remain nameless.  Everything was going well. On the Tuesday, a student I didn’t recognise came in after registration. “Hello, can I help you?” “Yes, my name is Jane Doe and […]

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Tales from the Road… Our Lady’s Catholic High School Preston

I’m freshly back from a week spent in Preston running a Book sprint there with a group of children in years seven and eight from Our Lady’s Catholic High School. There was a lot to enjoy about the camp.  The facilities were excellent – OLCHS has a […]

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Peril, Part2

Peril, Part2

In our last post we described how we’d been booked to run two teams of ten writers, and each team was going to produce a book.   However when we turned up there were 26 people wanting to write a book.   The problem was that we’ve experimented before […]

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Peril, Part 1

Peril, Part 1

This is part of a two part post – the below was written at the time, the following post I wrote just recently (three or so months after it happened)  (This is, I kid you not, what you get if you look up ‘peril’ on flickr). I love […]

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Watch Joe’s TEDx talk about White Water Writers

Watch Joe’s TEDx talk about White Water Writers

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences run by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, under the slogan “Ideas Worth Spreading”,  the brand has been popular enough that it has spun off  “TEDx” conferences, that are independent TED-like events, which can be organized by people […]

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Dunfirmline: Covers and title…

Dunfirmline: Covers and title…

So today we got to see the official cover and title. The cover was produced by two of the older students who where picked out of their art classes and given the same brief as the writers. We choose the title by vote from writer submitted titles […]

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Tales from the Road: Dunfirmline, Day 3

Tales from the Road: Dunfirmline, Day 3

So it’s been a busy two days… When I left you on Monday, the writers had storyboarded a full plot line, each of those scenes had to be planned out in more detail and then drafted – more to the point, we had to co-ordinate the process […]

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Tales from the Road: Dunfirmline, Day 1

Tales from the Road: Dunfirmline, Day 1

I’m currently in Dunfermline, running a book sprint with a group of ten students from Queen Anne High School. The students are a mix of Year 7 and Year 8, and so far they are a varied crew. The school building is big, modern (built in 2003) […]

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Cover Story…

Cover Story…

WhiteWaterWriters focuses entirely on the writing.  We concentrate on tight plotting, solid characterisation and consistently good prose. One of the effects of this is that covers end up being a little bit last minute.  Our policy in general is that we work with teachers to find a […]

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WHITE WATER WRITERS AFLOAT AT KEELE

White Water Writers has recently received funding at Keele University, where the project is also currently in operation. Overseen by Dr Yvonne Kipper, WWW@Keele has successfully published two books by groups of young people from looked after backgrounds or with special educational needs so this is a […]

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