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Category Archives: Literary figures

Thank you to ‘Writers…’

Adam Milford

This is Sara Norrish speaking via the medium of Adam – technical hitch involving passwords etc… We thought you’d like to read an inspiring testimonial from a young person who worked closely on our responses to Writers of Influence, who clearly gained … Continue reading 

What connects tissue paper, gloves, bubblewrap and peeling vinyl letters?

Emily Allen

…The take down of the Writers exhibition at Sunderland. After months of planning, the deinstall happens in a matter of days, which somehow just seems wrong! But the art needs to be carefully packed up and transported out soon, so … Continue reading 

Heads buzzing with inspiration

Emily Allen

In the final week of the Writers exhibition at Sunderland, I’ve taken some time to evaluate what visitors have thought about the exhibition. It’s been really inspiring to read about other people being inspired! Here’s a few to share with … Continue reading 

Vote for your favourite writer

Emily Allen

Sunderland visitors to the exhibition have been busy scribing on the comments board, giving their thoughts on the exhibition and their favourite writer. We’ve just done a count and the results so far are: 1st – Roald Dahl 2nd – … Continue reading 

WordFEST just around the corner!


It’s been a busy few weeks getting the WordFEST events ready for February Half Term which starts this Saturday. There have been lots of freelancer contracts and orders to write, events to plan and promotion of WordFEST to schools, youth groups and project partners. I’m … Continue reading 

Writers exhibition is here!

Emily Allen

Emily Allen talks about installing the exhibition prior to the preview event tonight.

Trainers by the truck load, trainers by the tonne

Adam Milford

Well maybe not trainers, but certainly paintings, photographs, drawings, prints and sculptures! We waived goodbye to Writers of Influence this morning, so hopefully it will arrive in Sunderland at some point very soon. I managed to take a few photos while … Continue reading 

No legacy is so rich as honesty

Adam Milford

Happy New Year! I can now post an image from our schools workshops on here, after getting permission through from the school. I’ve put a selection up on our Flickr page, so please go and have a look at those too. The … Continue reading 

If music be the food of love, play on

Adam Milford

The second event to be organised by The Core for Writers of Influence has now taken place – Gig in the Gallery. Local singer-songwriter Josie Newton played a great set of songs to kick off the evening, followed by a Writers of Influence pub-quiz, … Continue reading 

There was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently

Adam Milford

The school sessions are going well – we haven’t had our photographic permissions forms back from the schools yet, so I can’t post any pictures from those, but I can direct you towards our other photos on Flickr. The group … Continue reading