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News

  • 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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  • 1 July 2016 Announcing the winners of the Northern Writers’ Awards 2016

    We are delighted to announce the winners of the Northern Writers’ Awards 2016. The 30 winners were announced at a ceremony in Newcastle last night. 2016 was our biggest year so far for the awards, with over 1000 entries, so competition was incredibly fierce.
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  • 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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Events

  • Talks on Tyne: Historical writing discussions Newcastle Castle: 27 July 2016, 5pm

    Writers and historians who have worked with Tyne Bridge Publishing—Newcastle Libraries’ publishing arm—will present a series of weekly talks at the Black Gate: the gatehouse to Newcastle’s medieval Castle (27 July–31 August). Speakers include TV favourite John Grundy and Max Adams (The King in the North) and will cover topics as diverse as medieval Newcastle, the Roman Tyne Bridge, and Tyneside’s role in the Battle of the Somme.
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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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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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