I’m trying to be coy but I rather think that title has given it away a tad. So without further ado, I have some rather exciting news to share.
I’m going to be working with the University of Cambridge for six weeks this Autumn, as the A14 Writer In Residence.
I’m going to be based for three days a week at Madingley Hall, near Cambridge, where I’ll get the fantastic opportunity to work with users of the A14 and help them develop their creative writing, alongside developing my own writing in response to the area. During the residency, the wonderful team at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education will also be leading several creative writing courses and pop up events. We will also be launching an anthology of all of the best work written during the residency, including a special piece by me.
What all of this means is that if you’ve ever driven the A14, or connected with the landscape around it, we want to hear your story.
(We really, really do.)
I’m going to share as much as I can with you throughout this process, whether that’s writing, interviews, or behind the scenes information, because that’s incredibly important to me and also, because, one day you, or your kids, are going to see an advert for a wonderful opportunity and wonder if you can or even should apply. (Here’s the thing. You should. The world needs your voice. I want to hear what you’ve got to say.)
I’m also going to talk a lot about children’s books. 😉
So now’s the time to let me know if you’re in the area, or have connections to the area? Are you a business owner? Do you fancy getting you and your employees on board? Are you a parent? Would you like to get your children involved? Do you commute – work – live anywhere near the A14? Do you work with children in the area? Have you always wanted to write but never known where to begin?
Are you none of the above but know somebody who is?
Please let us know! You can make contact with ICE and myself on Twitter, leave a comment on this post (please let me know if you’d like it to stay private and I won’t publish it), and we’d love to hear from you!
Now, let’s get going .. 🙂