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News

  • 15 June 2016 North Tyneside Summer Reads

    As part of an ever-popular campaign, The Mysterious Miss Mayhew, written by North East author Hazel Osmond, has been selected as the North Tyneside Summer Read for 2016. The Mysterious Miss Mayhew will be promoted to readers along the coast throughout summer 2016. From July until September, residents and visitors can pick up a copy for the special price of just £4.
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  • 15 June 2016 Northern Writers’ Awards 2016

    We had a record number of entries to the Northern Writers’ Awards this year, with a great number of very high quality submissions. We have now contacted everyone who applied for Northern Writers’ Awards to notify them of the outcome of their entry. The winners will be announced on 30 June—watch this space!
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  • 15 June 2016 Crime Story 2016 comes to an end

    We hope everyone who joined us found the day as interesting and inspiring as we did. If you haven’t yet completed our evaluation, we’d be really grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to tell us what you thought. Your feedback will help inform the choices we make for Newcastle Writing Conference in 2017 and the next Crime Story in 2018. Plus, there’s a £25 book voucher up for grabs.
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  • 15 June 2016 Cuckoo Young Writers Summer Schools

    This summer, Cuckoo has a creative writing summer school for every taste. Join us for everything from song writing to crime fiction, spoken word to making poetry out of paper, scissors and glue! Cuckoo Young Writers’ Summer Schools are for young people aged 12-19 who are interested in creative writing. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve already got a novel on your memory stick or you just want to try something new and have a go: CUCKOO NEEDS YOU. And it’s all totally FREE!
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  • 10 June 2016 We are recruiting!

    We are recruiting a full-time, temporary member of staff to cover the current Young People’s Programme Manager’s maternity leave. The Young People’s Programme Manager is a management post within New Writing North involving planning, programming, delivery and event management of work with young people, including the Cuckoo Young Writers programme.
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  • 9 May 2016 Shore to Shore: Celebrating Poetry and Community with the Laureate and Friends

    We're very happy to be supporting Shore to Shore, a two-week national tour taking place this summer. For 14 consecutive nights Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy will visit local communities to perform alongside Jackie Kay, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, musician John Sampson and a guest local poet in each location.
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  • 9 May 2016 Vacancy: group leader for new Cuckoo Young Writers Group

    New Writing North is recruiting a group leader for our new Cuckoo Young Writers group in Durham. The role of the group leader is to work with the group’s lead writer to creatively direct the group, lead sessions and support the young people (age 12-19) taking part. We are looking for applicants who have experience of working with young people, a background in creative writing and are keen to develop their skills in these areas.
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  • 9 May 2016 Young Writers’ City: stars of the future

    We’re incredibly proud of our young writers from Excelsior Academy, who have been working with writers Bob Beagrie, Fred Phethean and Rowan McCabe on poetry, spoken word, rap and beat-boxing. This spring they created three short films with a fantastically talented filmmaker, Adam Opie, who is just 17 himself and who brilliantly captures some of the joy and pain of teenage life in Newcastle’s West End.
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Events

  • Among Woods and Water poetry launch Alnwick Library: 12 July 2016, 7:30pm

    The Northern Poetry Library will be launching poetry anthology Among Woods and Water at Alnwick Library on Thursday 12 July at 7.30pm. The evening will feature readings from the collection and a celebration of one of the most important poetry resources in the UK.
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  • Among Woods and Water poetry launch 14 July 2016, 2pm

    The Northern Poetry Library will be launching poetry anthology Among Woods and Water at Alnwick Library on Thursday 12 July at 7.30pm. The evening will feature readings from the collection and a celebration of one of the most important poetry resources in the UK. An additional launch event will take place at Berwick Library on Thursday 14 July, 2pm.
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  • Identity, Politics and Mythology 14 July 2016, 7pm

    Trashed Organ and GemArts present an evening of South Asian literature with readings by three prize-winning poets: Moniza Alvi, Arundhathi Subramaniam and Amali Rodrigo. The reading will be followed by a discussion led by Dr James Procter of Newcastle University.
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  • Whitley Bay Pure Fiction Whitley Bay Library: 30 July 2016, 2:15pm

    An afternoon of Pure Fiction with local writers Kitty Fitzgerald, Jennifer C Wilson and Sandy Chadwin is taking place at Whitley Bay Library, Whitley Bay on Saturday 30 July at 2.15pm. Tickets, costing £3.50, can be booked in advance online.
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  • Festival of Writing in York University of York: 9 September 2016, 9am

    The 2016 Festival of Writing is being held at the University of York from 9-11 September. Tickets prices start at £185 and agent one-to-one sessions are available.
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We are recruiting!
We are recruiting a temporary member of staff to cover the current Young People’s Programme Manager post. Read more and find out how to apply here >>>
Durham Book Festival for schools
See what great author events for young people of all ages we have this year at Durham Book Festival >>>
Arts Award
New Writing North is proud to be an Arts Award Supporter organisation. This means that we run activities that young people, schools and groups can use towards their Arts Award >>>
Read Regional 2016
From March to June 2016, the annual Read Regional campaign will be celebrating ten exciting new books from the North of England at libraries and literary festivals across the North >>>

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