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News

  • 1 July 2015 Take part in our Manifestos project with Juice Festival and Northern Stage

    We are told that young people are disengaged from politics, but we think that's wrong. Cuckoo Young Writers, Northern Stage and Juice Festival are teaming up to run a project which asks young people to create their own manifestos about the things they care about, be that gender identity, the environment, issues in their local community, or simply their vision for a better world. It's a chance to work with poets, theatre directors and artists, and interrogate academics for Northumbria University journalists and politicians. 
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  • 25 June 2015 Northern Writers' Awards 2015 winners announced

    We are absolutely thrilled to let you know the winners of the Northern Writers’ Awards 2015, as selected by judges Louise Welsh, Caroline Sheldon, Daljit Nagra, Peter Wilby and Rachel Cooke. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Newcastle last night Thursday 25 June .There was a lot of joy in the room as the judges reflected on the tremendous quality of the work they read.
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  • 16 June 2015 Intern wanted

    New Writing North is seeking a paid intern, to work 25 hours per week (10am-4pm, with some flexibility) in our offices in central Newcastle. This is an internship for people who have graduated with a degree from Northumbria University in the last 24 months. Applications from graduates in any discipline are welcomed, but a proven interest in the arts and literature is essential. 
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  • 15 June 2015 Durham Moot: Sunday 12 July 2015

    Historically, the Durham Miners’ Gala fulfilled many functions, among which was its role as a place for debate. The Gala traditionally was a space for thinking aloud about how to make a more just, egalitarian and better society. On Sunday 12 July, Durham Book Festival and Durham Miners’ Association, in association with Palace Green Library and The People’s Bookshop, are joining forces to create such a space for thoughtful discussion.
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  • 14 June 2015 Public statement with regards to plagiarism claims against Sheree Mack

    Earlier this week the American writer Judith Turner-Yamamoto brought to New Writing North’s attention her belief that her story A Mercy, (which was shortlisted for the 2011 Manchester Fiction Prize), had been plagiarized by the North East writer Sheree Mack. The Mack story in question, The Tracks, was commissioned by New Writing North and published in a free publication that we distributed in the region in 2012 and was subsequently published in The Journal
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  • 4 June 2015 Chloe Daykin announced as winner of inaugural Julia Darling Travel Fellowship

    Northumberland writer Chloe Daykin has won the inaugural Julia Darling Travel Fellowship. Chloe was announced as the winner at Rendezvous 2, a celebration of Julia’s life and work at Live Theatre, Newcastle. In this first year the fellowship is supported by New Writing North. In future years we hope that the prize will be crowd funded by those who knew Julia and appreciated her contribution to the arts.
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  • 28 May 2015 Mayfly Press reissues Crocodile Soup

    Mayfly Press is delighted to be reissuing the fabulous Crocodile Soup, Julia Darling's 1998 novel, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize.
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  • 18 May 2015 The Writing Room: Spoken word workshops for young writers

    Have you got something to say? Fancy turning your writing into performance? Join The Writing Room. Cuckoo Young Writers is joining up with spoken word extraordinaires Apples and Snakes North East to offer young writers or performers in Sunderland (and beyond) the chance to develop their spoken word over the summer. 
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Events

  • Durham Moot: Sunday 12 July 2015 Palace Green Library, Durham: 12 July 2015, 1pm

    Historically, the Durham Miners’ Gala fulfilled many functions, among which was its role as a place for debate. The Gala traditionally was a space for thinking aloud about how to make a more just, egalitarian and better society. On Sunday 12 July, Durham Book Festival and Durham Miners’ Association, in association with Palace Green Library and The People’s Bookshop, are joining forces to create such a space for thoughtful discussion.
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  • Joe Abercrombie: Half a War Waterstones, Gateshead: 13 July 2015, 1pm

    Joe Abercrombie brings the stunning, richly imagined Shattered Sea series to a close with Half a War. Meet the fantasy author when he signs copies of his new book.
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  • Helen Cadbury: Bones in the Nest Waterstones, York: 23 July 2015, 7pm

    Described by Mark Billingham as ‘a hugely assured and gripping debut’, Helen Cadbury’s novel, To Catch a Rabbit, was one of the winners of the inaugural New Writing North/Moth Northern Crime Competition. Now Sean Denton makes a highly anticipated return in Cadbury’s new novel about a murder on the Chasebridge Estate.
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Read Regional 2015
From March to June at libraries and literary festivals across the North East and Yorkshire, the annual Read Regional campaign celebrates ten exciting new books from the North of England. >>>
Durham Moot: Sunday 12 July

After a General Election in which there was a widespread sense that the big issues were not discussed, Moot will provide a valuable space for debate. >>>

Gordon Burn Prize longlist

With fact and fiction and everything inbetween, the longlist for this year's Gordon Burn Prize, which celebrates the life and work of the late North East writer, is the strongest yet.  >>>

Mayfly Press reissues Crocodile Soup
Mayfly Press is delighted to be reissuing the fabulous Crocodile Soup, Julia Darling's 1998 novel, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize. >>>

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