The Ministry's Mission
At the Ministry of Stories, we believe the best way for children to gather skills and realise their potential is by discovering the joy and craft of stories, and developing their imaginations.
Writing enhances self-respect, improves communication – and can transform lives. That’s why we develop imaginative spaces and communities dedicated to championing the writer in every child.
The Ministry of Stories is a local writing and mentoring centre based in Hoxton Street, east London, where anyone aged eight to 18 can come and discover their own gift for writing.
What we do
Through a range of innovative writing programmes, and one-to-one mentoring, we help young people discover and realise their own creative potential.
We build confidence, self-respect and communication skills in both workshops for schools and out-of-school writing clubs.
Then we provide a publishing platform for young writers, so these fresh, exciting voices are shared with the world.
It’s rewarding work. But it’s not easy. We depend on the whole community for their support, including a network of more than 500 dedicated volunteers.
By making writing fun and accessible we help young people find their voices.
We challenge expectations and aspirations, and act as a kindling to the flame, nurturing development, teaching skills and nourishing imaginations.