New College Supporting 'Thinking Black' Creative Writing Prize

New College is proud to be supporting Thinking Black’s Creative Writing Prize.

The competition launches in March 2022 and asks Black British Year 10 students to respond to a prompt using the form of writing with which they most engage. This year's prompts are: 

  • Folk Tales - African and Caribbean Writing
  • Windrush - Post-War Migration Literature
  • The Diaspora - Contemporary Black British Writing
  • Writing Fundamentals - Poetry, Prose & Drama

Thinking Black students

Head of Outreach, Daniel Powell, says,

'We are very pleased to be supporting such an important initiative. We are proud to be a College that is fully committed to widening participation to university, and recognise the importance of these sorts of activities to increasing aspirations and ambitions of students from under-represented backgrounds.'

Jesus College will also be supporting the prize. 

Director of Thinking Black, Hope Oloye, says,

'We're so glad to be launching our new Creative Writing Prize in partnership with New College and Jesus College. The programme provides young Black students across the country with the opportunity to attend high-level lectures, access diverse works of Black literature, and formulate written responses. Students will be rewarded for their work with cash prizes and publication in an online anthology. We can't wait to get started!'

More about Thinking Black

​Thinking Black seeks to equip Black British students with skills related to academic writing, creative writing, and public speaking. All of their programmes are led by Black British university students and graduates.