If you are a writer or are interested in literature events and activities and live in the north of England then you've found a great regional resource.

News

  • 29 September 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 South Shields. 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.
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  • 16 September 2016 Proud Words: Our new LGBT+ reading and creative writing project for schools

    New Writing North is looking for schools in Newcastle and Durham to join us for our exciting new LGBT+ reading and creative writing project, Proud Words.
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  • 25 August 2016 The Northern Rock Foundation Talent Fund

    The Northern Rock Foundation Talent fund is a funding programme run by New Writing North targeting young people aged 15-25 who live in Newcastle upon Tyne (and who have lived there for at least 3 years).
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  • 24 August 2016 Durham Book Festival 2016

    After months under wraps, we are excited to finally share this year’s Durham Book Festival programme with you. It’s going to be a good one!
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  • 9 August 2016 Gordon Burn Prize 2016 shortlist announced

    We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the Gordon Burn Prize 2016, as selected by our judges, the novelists Jenn Ashworth and William Boyd, journalist and writer Rachel Cooke, and the artist and author Harland Miller.
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  • 7 July 2016 Write for our blog

    This summer, New Writing North is launching a brand new website. We are now looking for writers and readers based in the North of England who are interested in contributing to our blog. The blog will take a prominent place on our website and posts will be shared on our social media accounts and in this newsletter.
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  • 7 July 2016 Cuckoo Young Writers: On Writing

    Ever wonder what we do in our Cuckoo Young Writers groups? Our Amble group have made a brilliant animation all about why they take part. If you know a young person aged 12-19 who enjoys writing, why not send them this film or invite them to try out one of our free summer schools?
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  • 7 July 2016 Read Regional comes to an end

    After four months of library, book group, school and festival events, Read Regional 2016 has come to a close. We’d like to thank everyone who attended events and made our authors feel welcome in their local libraries, the 22 librarians with whom we programme Read Regional events across the North of England, and our 2016 authors: Helen Cadbury, Ian Clayton, Carys Davies, Crista Ermiya, Andrew Forster, Chris Killen, Rachel McIntyre, Kim Moore, Hazel Osmond, and Caroline Roberts.
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Events

  • Hey Presto!: 38-date tour for our children’s theatre production Multiple: 22 September 2016, 1:30pm

    Presto and Monty are best friends. Monty is great at singing, eating ice cream and pulling funny faces, while Presto is an incredible magician! When the carnival comes to town, Presto and Monty decide to join up with their amazing magic act. The show is a huge success, but fame goes to Monty’s head.
     
    Can the friends work out how to work together, before it’s too late?
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  • Durham Book Festival 2016 Durham: 7 October 2016, 8pm

    After months under wraps, we are excited to finally share this year’s Durham Book Festival programme with you. It’s going to be a good one!
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  • Unbound: The Wisdom of Crowds Durham Town Hall (Burlison Gallery): 9 October 2016, 11am

    Publisher John Mitchinson talks to Unbound authors Nikesh Shukla and Alice Jolly about the trials and tribulations of crowd-funding a book.
     
    Is fiction harder than nonfiction? Do readers want their books with a side of dosa? And just how much tweeting is too much?
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  • Kathryn Williams and Friends Gala Theatre: 15 October 2016, 4pm

    This year’s major Durham Book Festival commission brings together a group of leading singer-songwriters with a group of exceptional poets and novelists to collaborate on a special songwriting project, the results of which will be premiered at the festival.
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Gordon Burn Prize 2016 shortlist announced
We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the Gordon Burn Prize 2016, as selected by our judges >>>
Durham Book Festival 2016
After months under wraps, we are excited to finally share this year’s Durham Book Festival programme with you. It’s going to be a good one! >>>
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 >>>
Announcing the winners
We are delighted to announce the winners of the Northern Writers’ Awards 2016. Please join us in congratulating the class of 2016! >>>

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