Write Here! Voices of the Fire – Alan Moore Anti-Scholarship Project, Northampton

“Trying something different was fun and inspirational”


Inspired by the alternative, unconventional journey to success and acclaim of famous Northampton graphic novelist Alan Moore, 36 young people aged between 14 and 18 who were not in education, employment or training, embarked on a 10 month creative journey to transform their aspirations.

The wider project included go-see tasters in the worlds of spoken word, digital arts, poetry, music illustration and performance and Writing East Midlands was asked to conclude the programme with a writer residency. Writer in residence, Mark Gwynne Jones delivered poetry slam workshops to the three groups of participants which led to them taking part in a mini-slam championship.

Participants told us:

“Trying something different was fun and inspirational”

“I want to become an author.”