White Water Writers is a literacy project that enables groups of up to ten writers to write and publish their own novel within five days. Facilitated by university students – writers are given an idea for a story on a single side of paper. They take the idea, develop it, draft it, proof it, refine it and polish it. After four and a half days – they publish it.
Our week-long writing camps develop literacy and communication skills, teamwork and attention to detail whilst raising attainment and achievement as well as aspirations and self-esteem.
Developed by academics at King’s College London and Keele University, the project is fully supported by academic research and grounded in proven educational and psychological theory.
The programme uses specially designed online collaborative writing tools to create the unique writing experience. White Water Writers camps are not easy but they are worth it. To hold in your hands a book that you have written, is an achievement that most may only ever dream about.
The project is a not-for-profit community enterprise, supported with funds from the SHINE Foundation and Ernest Cook Trust.
More about the White Water Writers project, including how to participate and volunteer is available: whitewaterwriters.com
And a full list of our novels: http://whitewaterwriters.com/novels/