The Ministry of Stories is a local writing and mentoring centre in east London, where anyone aged eight to 18 can come and discover their own gift for writing. It lives in a secret space behind the fantastical Hoxton Street Monster Supplies.

Through a range of innovative writing programmes, and one-to-one mentoring, The Ministry helps young people discover and realise their own creative potential. It builds confidence, self-respect and communication skills in both workshops for schools and out-of-school writing clubs. And they provide a publishing platform for young writers, so these fresh, exciting voices are shared with the world.

I’m delighted to have joined as Trustee and look forward to helping them in their mission to make writing fun and accessible, and help young people find their voices. If you would like to support the Ministry’s work, or even get involved yourself, click on the link below