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Pen to Print

Currently all Pen to Print events and classes have been taken online. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope to return to a full programme of face-to-face events as soon as we can. We hope that you are still able to enjoy our programme online until we can meet you in person again.


To help people access our online content we have created some How to Guides:


How to Access and Event/Class After Booking on Eventbrite:


How to Set-up a Google Account:


How to Join a Google Classroom:


How to Submit and Assignment and Make Comments:


How to View Tutor Feedback and Make Edits to Your Assignments:


Pen to Print is working to build a network of support for aspiring writers in Barking and Dagenham.

We identify local writing talent and provide them with opportunities to produce quality writing for publication.

The programme is funded until 2022 and features the Pen to Print Competitions:

  • The Book Challenge
  • The Poetry and Short Story Competition 
  • The Michael Feld Creative Writing Competition for Young People (7 to 14 years)

In addition to the main competitions, there are a series of on-going author events classes, workshops and other activity supported by established creative writing experts, authors and artists.

These events are open to everyone and are designed to inspire and encourage aspiring writers, as well as providing entertainment to the wider reading public.

Pen to Print has been made possible with funding as a National Portfolio Organisation from The Arts Council, England.

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