We were delighted to welcome graduates from our game-changing Mentorships Programme to the London Library last Saturday. The programme gives talented graduates from First Story the opportunity to be mentored for one year by experienced, acclaimed writers from our Academy.

Presenting extracts from memoir, essays, poetry, bilingual poetry and fiction, the mentees displayed confidence, talent and elan. Remember these names and watch out for them in the future!

From left to right: Sam Byers (mentor), Frances Leviston (mentor), Sadiqah Miah (mentee), Momtaza Mehri (mentor), Qudsiah Malik (mentee), Diana Ozola (mentee), Diana Evans (mentor), Emily Berry (mentor, just seen), Juno L-R: Sam Byers, Frances Leviston, Sadiqah Miah, Qudsia Malik, Diana Ozola (behind), Emily Berry (just seen), Diana Evans, Juno Szczawinska (mentee) and Lily Ritchie (mentee).