Capital Crime is proud to call London its home.  Author and Capital Crime co-founder Adam Hamdy was raised and educated in comprehensive schools around London.  He and David Headley are acutely aware that many talented pupils in schools across London may not realise that a career as a writer is even a viable possibility and for that reason we’ve created the Capital Crime Social Outreach Initiative.

We will ask ten comprehensive schools in and around the capital to select two sixth-form students with some recognised ability in creative writing.  In spring 2019, we will invite those 20 students to attend a seminar evening in Central London where they will have the opportunity to hear from authors and publishing professionals and understand how they might be able to pursue careers in writing or publishing.

Those 20 students will also be given complimentary day passes to attend Capital Crime on Saturday 28th September with full access to all the panels and the opportunity to meet established authors and publishing professionals.

We hope it’s experience and exposure that will help broaden the mind and attract new and diverse voices to publishing.

If you represent a school in the Greater London area and would like to be considered for the programme, please email us at info@capitalcrime.org

The closing date for schools to apply is 31st March 2019.

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