StorySLAM:Live and English Pen are delighted to collaborate on the pilot project Slamming Gates – starting this week in HMP Holloway. A literary version of the X Factor, we’ve got three units – thirty six budding writers – all raring to go and work with Joelle Taylor to write the winning short story on our theme Freedom of Expression. Three finalists will be chosen from each unit to perform their stories before a panel of judges, including literary agent Samar Hamman, and the whole prison! We’re looking out for the writers of the future and are proud to bring new voices to the literary stage. If you want a chance to hear the stories then watch this space – we’ll be bringing the winners to SouthBank Centre later this year.
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