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News

  • 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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  • 7 May 2015 Cuckoo Review needs an intern

    New Writing North is looking for an intern to work on our arts journalism magazine, Cuckoo Review.Cuckoo Review is written by 15-23 year-olds and we cover music, theatre, films, art and books (and other things too). We have partnerships with publishers, record companies and arts and cultural venues across the country. The Cuckoo Review internship is a chance to gain hands-on experience of working within an arts organisation, and an opportunity to develop your editing and proof-reading skills.
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  • 6 May 2015 Writers selected for Verb New Voices 2015

    We’re delighted to announce that four writers from the North of England have been selected for Verb New Voices 2015. Andy Craven-Griffiths, Kamal Kaan, Chanje Kunda and Carmen Thompson have all been given the opportunity to develop new work for BBC Radio 3’s The Verb.
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  • 5 May 2015 Longlist announced for Gordon Burn Prize 2015

    The longlist is announced today for the Gordon Burn Prize 2015, which champions a fresh, fearless approach to writing. The 13-strong longlist sees books by Martin Amis and Hilary Mantel alongside Ben Lerner’s 10.04, Sarah Thornton’s 33 Artists in 3 Acts and In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile, by Dan Davies.
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  • 30 April 2015 Rendezvous 2

    New Writing North is working with Live Theatre to host two evenings celebrating Julia Darling’s writing. This cabaret style evening will feature poetry, fiction, extracts from plays and live music performed by many of Julia’s long-time collaborators, performers and friends including The Poetry Virgins.
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  • 24 April 2015 New Writing North looking to recruit digital manager

    New Writing North is looking for a Digital and Data Manager with a high level of skills and experience to support the company in growing our online engagement. This new post within the organisation will ensure the smooth running of all of New Writing North’s digital platforms, manage and report on audience data, lead on digital marketing initiatives, manage our websites, and support other staff with marketing, projects and office management.
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  • 15 April 2015 New faces for Cuckoo Young Writers

    On 25 April a new term of Cuckoo Young Writers sessions begin, and not only is there a new group starting up in Amble, but there is a whole new set of writers and group leaders leading the sessions. If you (or the young person in your life) have ever wondered about getting involved, now may just be the time.
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  • 30 March 2015 Free creative writing workshops for young people in Cramlington

    This Easter holiday, forget about chocolate eggs and get hatching some new writing ideas by joining Cuckoo Young Writers for four days of FREE creative writing workshops in Cramlington Library. Cuckoo sessions welcome all young people aged 12-19. No experience is required – just bring your imagination.
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Events

  • Read Regional 2015 Various library venues across the North of England: 2 March 2015, 8pm

    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.
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  • David Scott: Beyond the Drift Gunnerside Methodist Church: 28 May 2015, 11am

    David Scott will read from his latest collection Beyond the Drift (Bloodaxe Books, 2014). A retired Anglican vicar, he has won numerous prizes for his poetry and written plays for the BBC, Sadlers Wells and the National Theatre.
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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. >>>
The 2015 Newcastle Writing Conference: Do it Yourself

Aimed at new and emerging writers of fiction, the conference will explore trends in publishing, identify new markets, and support authors to make connections. >>>

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.  >>>

New Writing North looking to recruit digital manager
New Writing North is looking for a Digital and Data Manager with a high level of skills and experience to support the company in growing our online engagement>>>

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