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Burst began as an independent publishing company creating books for children and young adults. We're based in South Wales and set up with support from the Innovation Centre for Enterprise in Caerphilly thanks to funding from Fairwood Trust and the Welsh Government.
We believe that stories will always be a fundamental part of what makes us human – the stories we create, consume and share are what shapes our understanding of the universe and each other. So a big part of Burst's mission is to inspire and support the next generation of story lovers and storytellers – through school and festival workshops, resources, projects and publishing opportunities. This is now the main focus of what Burst does – click on our Projects and Resources pages on the menu bar to find out more.
Simone Greenwood founded Burst in 2015, after leaving her career as a primary school teacher to pursue her love of books and stories. Alongside running Burst, Simone worked for Arts & Education Network: South East Wales and is now part of the team at Firefly Press.
'Imagination is a superpower!'
– Simone Greenwood