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National Storytelling Week

Are you a natural storyteller or do you fancy writing a novel? Look no further than here where we have an abundance of free resources for National Storytelling Week.

Find out more about The Open University's Creative Writing qualifications.

Once upon a time, there was a week (27th January-4th February) dedicated to storytelling, it was called National Storytelling Week ...
During this week, your quest is to delve through the wealth of content provided here on OpenLearn on all things to do with stories. 

Got an idea for a story? Start writing fiction

Could your ability to tell stories give the Grimm brothers a run for their money? Then try our Start Writing Fiction short course. Taken from an Open University module, you'll gain fantastic skills in order to pen your masterpiece. 


Want to be the next poet laureate?

Fancy crafting a beautiful sonnet or a snappy haiku? Learn more about poetic techniques with these free materials.


Don't like writing? Perform your tales

Do you prefer the vintage style of performing your stories as opposed to writing them down? Learn more about great performances here.


Find out more about some well-known storytellers

Find out more about some of the greatest authors of our time.


Written a novel? Find out how to get a literary agent

Firstly, well done on completing your novel. What to do next? Your best bet is finding a literary agent, if you want to see it on other people's bookshelves. Find out how...



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