Our mission statement is simple,

"To help everyone read and write more... now"

There are many benefits to reading and writing which go far beyond improving literacy skills. Studies have shown that they can relax and improve our mood. They can help enhance the ability to express ourselves, build confidence and the capacity to influence.

With this in mind we promise to keep our charges low to allow customers to benefit from our services and / or fundraise for their causes. The main profit we receive is the pleasure from helping others and especially seeing their work published in a book.

About the Company

Read Now Write Now is run by author Charles Lea who is passionate about all things literary.

As well as writing his own stories, he loves running creative writing workshops for both adults and children, online and in person as well as promoting the joy of reading to all. There are many benefits to reading and writing which go far beyond improving literacy skills. Studies have shown that they can relax and improve mood. They can help enhance the ability to express ourselves, build confidence and the capacity to influence. With this in mind, charges are kept low or are free to allow you to benefit from Read Now Write Now’s activities. The main profit we receive is the pleasure from helping others and especially seeing their work published in a book.

Charles is a parent governor at a successful academy school and was previously a Chair of Governors at a primary school. For his work boosting literacy and a love of all things literary, he was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2017. He holds an enhanced DBS certificate (with updating service) and has completed Safeguarding and GDPR training.

Commission Read Now Write Now

Charles has been commissioned to work on some utterly amazing projects and events over the last few years, here are just some of them: HTML Unordered List
  • Sefton Carers 2019: commissioned to write four short stories based on the real life experiences of young carers.
  • Cammell Laird 2020: commissioned to write a short history of the last twenty years of this world famous shipbuilder.
  • Children’s Literature Festival, Margate 2019: Commissioned to run 4 days of creative writing events over the August Bank Holiday week.
  • Cheltenham Poetry Festival, 2017: Commissioned to run an outreach session.
  • Storytelling at Liverpool Cathedral: Commissioned to write three stories to tell to children at their annual sleepover event to raise money for The Whitechapel Centre.

If you are interested getting involved in any Read Now Write Now projects please Get in Touch.

Look at who we have worked with
Merseyrail
Wirral Council
Warrington Livewire
Storyhouse
Cammel Laird
Sefton Carers
Sefton Council
Trafford
Halton
Wilfred Owen
Scouts
West Kirby Arts Centre
Williamson
Liverpool Cathedral
ACE
CWAC