Although the EU Referendum may not sound that sexy (let’s face it, it sounds pretty boring), it’s happening on 23 June 2016 and young people’s views could tip the balance on whether to stay or go. We want you to have your say (even if you can’t have a vote!).
Join other young writers (aged 15-23) to create an alternative EU campaign zine. Whether you’re a young journalist, a poet, a dystopian fiction writer or a comic book artist, come and have your say on what Europe means to you—from Eurovision, football teams and pen pals to borders, identity, migration and human rights. We’re looking for everything from factual to fictional, journalistic to speculative, political to poetic.
Don’t worry if you don’t know much about the EU, you’ll have the opportunity to meet some EU experts (including an MEP and pro and anti-union academics) and you’ll be supported by writer Susannah Pickering who will provide creative prompts to support your writing. If you can’t make it to every session, don’t worry either. We know it’s a busy time (exams etc.) and we’ll try and make it as flexible as we can!
At the end of the five sessions, we’ll compile all the work into a lovely alternative EU campaign zine which will be distributed to opinion makers, news papers, MPs, schools, colleges and the rest.