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Funding Success

The Foundation has successfully fundraised another £30,000.

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Network News

A warm welcome to the three new Writers in Residence!

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New Year, New Book

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Editorial work is now well advanced on a forthcoming book written by a young offender and his mother (a first, we believe) on the experience of a family member being imprisoned.

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RSA Transitions Project

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The Foundation is in discussion with the RSA (The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture & Commerce) about becoming involved with their pioneering Transitions project. This is a social enterprise project, whose first pilot will be next door to HMP Everthorpe near Hull, and is a multi-million pound venture by the RSA to [...]

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Patrons Welcomed

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Writers in Prison Foundation is pleased to welcome our first four patrons including Erwin James (pictured).

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Community Project Award 2012

British Excellence in Storytelling Awards

Writers in Prison Network Ltd was awarded the Community Project Award 2012 by BASE (British Excellence in Storytelling).

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Charitable Status

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We have been granted charitable status for the Writers in Prison Foundation. For future reference the registered number is: 1147996. We will officially launch on 27 February 2013. More news to follow soon.  

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