Here at The Student Wordsmith, we are passionate about collaboration and creating a writing community. Whenever we can, we will collaborate with other companies to create unique experiences for you. You can check out our collaborations to date below!
Cuthbert and Young
Cuthbert and Young are a new organisation, established by Emily Suzanne Young (you can see some of her writing in the upcoming PBR6!) to help writers develop their creativity! A large part of Cuthbert and Young is The Inkverse, a creative writing platform aimed at teens, coming in 2019. We are really excited to be collaborating with them! More details on it will be released soon.
In 2019 we will be collaborating with First Story! We will be running a regional event with them and we’re already looking forward to it! First Story are an amazing organisation that aim to change lives through writing. More details to follow.
The Nottingham Writers Studio
Our upcoming four-part workshop ‘Writing Together: Collaboration and Co-Authorship’ is a collaboration with The Nottingham Writers Studio! Since the workshops are all about collaboration it seemed fitting that we collaborate too. You can find out more information on the event here!
Attenborough Arts Centre Leicester
Our amazing founder Dr Sophie-Louise Hyde spent some time at the Attenborough Arts Centre earlier this year, helping with a couple of the poetry classes and providing resources! We even received an amazing review from them!
“As the tutor of an ACE funded collaborative anthology writing project, I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Sophie and The Student Wordsmith for her support during my delivery of vocational workshops at the Attenborough Arts Centre in July this year.
Not only did Sophie attend a class modelling the reading of her own poetry from the Student Wordsmith book that she had kindly provided us with, but she also gave valuable feedback to my learners in response to them sharing their personal stories and poetry. In addition, she generously offered free resources in the form of The Student Wordsmith’s Identity webinarslides to prompt new work from the learners.
Sophie’s relaxed manner really suited our inclusive atmosphere and the learners and I benefited from hers and The Student Wordsmith’s involvement. It will be exciting to maintain the professional relationship between the Arts Centre here in Leicester and Loughborough’s The Student Wordsmith moving forward.”
We’ve had the pleasure of running multiple workshops with this organisation before (and we look forward to many more in the future!) NCHA Shepshed is a Mental Health Supported Housing Organisation who do really amazing work.
School of Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University
For this years Overton Poetry Prize Launch we collaborated with the School of Arts, English and Drama at Loughborough University to take part in and promote the event. Throughout the year, the School of Arts, English and Drama run lots of different events, like the Overton Poetry Prize and we look forward to hopefully collaborating with them again in the future! Also make sure to check out the Overton Poetry Prize winner Pnina Shinebourne’s collection ‘Uproot’. We might be biased but we think it’s definitely worth a read!
In May 2016 The Student Wordsmith ran a competition, entitled the Edi and Ebony mini competition, in collaboration with Elouise Makes, an ethical jewellery business! If you want to know more about the winner of that competition, check out our Writer’s Success Story #1 here!
Nottingham University Hospitals
Back in May we collaborated with Nottingham University Hospitals with their Interactive Poetry Charity World Record Event! We love collaborations like this because, not only are we helping charities, we also get to help them by doing what we love!
All the way back in September 2014 we collaborated with the charity StudentMinds with our ‘Look After Your Mate’ Competition. If you want to know more about the competition and its winners, you can still read our blog post!