The Dare To Write? Academy is a space for creative writing developers to access research, training resources and support.
The Dare to Write? Academy is a life-long coaching service for people with a personal or professional interest in writing. It aims to help participants to develop habits for writing that last a lifetime. Both the content and design of the Dare to Write? Academy are based on research emerging from Paper Nations, as well as on the expertise of guest writers.
Who is the Academy for?The Academy’s resources, programmes, workshops, and events are designed for a range of different writers, educators, researchers and communities, both inside and outside of a school or university context. To better illustrate the wealth of writers working in different contexts, this autumn we will add further information about these different roles to our site.
Read the ProgrammeThis spring, the eminent Aminatta Forna is back to host a stimulating programme of events for serious writers, new and experienced. From single sessions to a two-week long intensive masterclass for fiction and memoir writers working on a manuscript, you won’t want to miss this. Find out more on our programme overview.
The Writer’s CycleAll of our workshops, and events are based on The Writer’s Cycle, an important resource for writing educators developed by the Paper Nations team in consultation with writers and organisations across the country. More information about the Writer’s Cycle is available on the Paper Nations website.