Multilingual Creators


Translators and multilingual writers based in the North of England and in Norfolk are warmly invited to apply for a brand new creative translation training programme, Multilingual Creators. It is led by the Stephen Spender Trust, the UK’s leading charity for multilingual creativity in schools.

We are recruiting 12 translators and writers who are based in or around three target areas — Newcastle upon Tyne, Greater Manchester, and Norwich — to participate in a paid training programme in June and July 2021. Having completed the training programme, participants will be invited to apply to deliver a blended course of workshops for young people in their region on the theme of ‘Me and My City’. These courses are expected to take place in autumn 2021, and facilitators will be paid an additional freelance fee for this work.

‘Me and My City’ will see young participants producing and sharing pieces of translation and creative writing that incorporate the languages spoken by them and their communities, as well as those they are learning at school. Download the further information pack for applicants here.

Multilingual Creators builds on over a decade of education programmes at the Stephen Spender Trust, comprising Translation Nation, Translators in Schools and Creative Translation in the Classroom. To find out more about our work, please visit and

How to apply

We are looking for practising translators and writers who are based in or within commutable distance of Newcastle upon Tyne or Norwich, or live in Greater Manchester metropolitan county; have knowledge of one or more language other than English; and are interested in working with young people.

Download the further information pack for applicants

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 15 May 2021.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 28 May 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte at the Stephen Spender Trust,

Apply here

Multilingual Creators: Me and My City is a partnership between the Stephen Spender Trust, National Centre for Writing, New Writing North and Comma Press. It is co-funded by these organisations, Arts Council England and Greater Manchester Combined Authority.