Welcome to Free Word. Interested in exploring the political and cultural power of words? Join us at an upcoming event or read about the themes we explore.

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What we can achieve with your help: 

  • Provide a nurturing environment for writers, poets and
    translators to create new work

My residency gave me the space to develop my own writing, as well as connections, networks and ideas.

Selina Nwulu, Young Poet Laureate for London 2015-16

  • Develop our year-round programme of events including
    talks, film screenings and exhibitions – exploring politics,
    culture and ideas
  • Engage young people, schools and communities in creative writing projects

The project really meant something to me. I learnt that we do have power! We have the power of words. I want to take action, that’s why I want the project to keep going.

Hendrick, a young participant in Weather Stations

  • Offer a space for collaboration for pioneering organisations working across literature, literacy and free expression

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