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I love working with fellow authors of CWISL (Children’s Writers & Illustrators for Stories and Literacy), giving events for young readers and writers. ShoutWest! 2021, the 6th wonderful CWISL creative writing festival for young people in Hillingdon, West London, took place this year.  It’s an annual event, and this years was an exciting change as we had to go online and virtual to deliver inspite of the Coronovirus pandemic!

To see the kind of fun we have, watch this video from a previous live and in-person festival.

We also run a parallel festival ShoutSouth! at London South Bank University. For more information on CWISL take a look at our website www.cwisl.org.uk

 

 

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ShoutWest! Festivals

I love working with fellow authors of CWISL (Children’s Writers & Illustrators for Stories and Literacy), giving events for young readers and writers. ShoutWest! 2021, the 6th wonderful CWISL creative writing festival for young people in Hillingdon, West London, took … Continue reading



ShoutWest! Festivals


I love working with fellow authors of CWISL (Children’s Writers & Illustrators for Stories and Literacy), giving events for young readers and writers. ShoutWest! 2021, the 6th wonderful CWISL creative writing festival for young people in Hillingdon, West London, took place this year.  It’s an annual event, and this years was an exciting change as we had to go online and virtual to deliver inspite of the Coronovirus pandemic!

To see the kind of fun we have, watch this video from a previous live and in-person festival.

We also run a parallel festival ShoutSouth! at London South Bank University. For more information on CWISL take a look at our website www.cwisl.org.uk