Covers of 'False Starts' Young Writers Lab magazines.

Young Writers Lab

Our Young Writers Lab began at the 2014 Bath Literature Festival and now meets each month. The group of 12-18 year olds work with writer Alice Maddicott to develop their writing skills and create work for exhibition, performance and publication. The young writers value the opportunity to explore all that writing can be, to push the boundaries of the form whilst developing their craft.

The group have created installations and read their work at our festivals and in 2016 they published a collaborative novel: And then I realise that I am lost. In 2019 the group created 2 editions of a zine: False Starts, copies were available in our festival bookshops during The Bath Festival and Bath Children’s Literature Festival.