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Free Sonnet Writing Competition

Win a beautiful leather-bound edition of Shakespeare’s Complete Works and free membership to the Royal Society of Literature.

What It Take To Write A Picture Book

What It Take To Write A Picture Book

Award-winning picture book author Kes Gray discusses the ins and outs of creating a picture book.

The Writing Process

The Writing Process

Join us for a special series of masterclasses with Book Aid International, covering all aspects of the writing process.

Writing Within Four Walls

Writing Within Four Walls

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