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26 Newsletter – September 2016

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Back to school

Here’s your latest newsletter to ease you back into the full swing. This month, find out what happened when 26 Twits met 26 Liars plus get the latest on our Wordstock workshops. Also this month, Elena Bowes talks to bestselling author Julia Stuart about her new book, The Last Pearl Fisher of Scotland and we’ve got a splendiferous Willy Wonka-inspired story from Nick Parker for you to enjoy.


Workshop bonanza

Whether you want to get to grips with brands and purpose, define your digital identity or understand how country music can inspire your business writing, we’ve got a Wordstock workshop to suit you. Our festival of words is just around the corner, so if you haven’t got your ticket yet be quick.   ...more

Twits meet Liars

At the Free Word Centre earlier this month, people travelled from near and far to celebrate the launch of two new projects: 26 Twits and 26 Liars. We enjoyed readings, song and awesome artworks. If you weren’t able to make it, fear not. Here’s what happened and how you can see all of the wonderful work. ...more

Spotlight: Julia Stuart

Julia Stuart is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose second novel was on the Obamas’ summer reading list. Her latest book, The Last Pearl Fisher of Scotland, has just hit the shelves. Julia talks to Elena Bowes about point of view, plot and how to make people laugh.   ...more


Postcards from retirement

How would Willy Wonka deal with succession planning? Writer Nick Parker explores the trials and trubulations of leaving business life in a splendiferous story illustrated by the talented Maya Chapman. ...more

Wanted: associate editor

We’re on the lookout for a 26er to join our newsletter team. We need someone to help edit the newsletter – writing, interviewing as well as editing and shaping contributions. You’ll be helping us to share a love of words, in business and in life. And adding a sprinkle of 26 magic dust to your CV in the process. ...more

Dark Angels scholarship

Dark Angels are offering a scholarship place on the Intensive Foundation course at the magical Moniack Mhor for a 26er who is under 30. It’ll be four days of you, your notebook and pen, the highlands, and plenty of inspiration from your tutors and fellow Dark Angels. Apply by 30 September. ...more

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