Ashleigh Nugent is Our Next Writer on the Bloc!

WoW are delighted to announce that our next Writer on the Bloc will be the award-winning Ashleigh Nugent! 

Ashleigh Nugent is a writer, performer, and Creative Director at RiseUp CiC. He has written for poetry anthologies, academic journals, magazines, blogs and theatre.  

His latest work, ‘LOCKS’, is a novel based on the time he spent his 17th birthday in a Jamaican detention centre. ‘LOCKS’ won the 2013 Commonword Memoir Competition. Both the book and his one-man-show have received rave reviews from audiences, magazines and blogs. Liverpool Literary Agency is currently working to secure mainstream distribution for ‘LOCKS’.  

Ashleigh’s company, RiseUp, empowers prisoners to turn their lives around by taking control of their own thoughts, feelings, and actions. 

We have an exciting programme of events during Ashleigh’s residency. Join us for two workshops, ‘Express Yourself: Rap, Poetry & Your Creative Genius’ and ‘Honest Prose: Writing the Hard Truths’ to inspire your writing.  

Or, come along to our Bloc Socials ‘Managing Your Mindset: Staying Sane In The Writing Game’ and ‘The Hero’s Journey & Approaching New Genres’ to discuss your ideas with the writing community. 

You can book a 1-2-1 session with Ashleigh to get expert feedback on your writing, or join our Open House Workshare for support and comments from Ashleigh, writing peers and WoW staff!  

Ashleigh will be with us from Monday 4th October to Friday 22nd October. For more information, or to book onto our FREE events within The Writer’s Bloc, click this link.