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News

  • 11 April 2016 Young Europeans

    As the European Referendum draws closer, we are looking for young people (aged 15-23) who want to think about what Europe means—from Eurovision, football teams and pen pals to borders, identity, migration and human rights—and then to respond creatively.
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  • 1 April 2016 ‘Ways of Seeing’: free writing workshop for marginalised writers

    New Writing North are pleased to once again be working in partnership with award-winning Brighton-based charity Creative Future to offer a free workshop to writers who feel they have lacked professional development or showcasing opportunities due to mental health, disability, ethnicity, sexual identity and / or social circumstance.
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  • 22 March 2016 New Writing North is recruiting!

    We have two new roles in our small, friendly office in Newcastle upon Tyne. We are recruiting an experienced bookkeeper for the role of Finance & Administration Assistant and a creative, energetic and organised self-starter for the new position of Participation Manager.
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  • 22 March 2016 One-to-one surgeries at Crime Story 2016

    We’re offering a limited number of FREE 20-minute one-to-one surgeries at Crime Story 2016 for writers. If you have a plot conundrum or a piece of narrative that requires detailed procedure, you can apply for a session with a lawyer or forensic scientist. If you’re looking for publishing advice, we have a literary agent and an editor to help.
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  • 17 March 2016 The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship

    The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship is open for submissions until Thursday 31 March.
     
    The Julia Darling Travel Fellowship exists to remember the late writer Julia Darling. The first award in 2015 was given to the novelist Chloe Daykin who used the funds to travel to Norway to research her second novel.
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  • 29 February 2016 Read Regional begins!

    If you want to support writers in the North and your local library service, look no further than our Read Regional programme, which sees 10 authors taking part in events from March to June 2016. Borrow their books; come to their events (and if you fancy taking take part yourself, see the news item below).
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  • 29 February 2016 Read Regional 2017: submit new books by writers in the North of England

    We are delighted to open the call for submissions for books to be considered for the 2017 Read Regional campaign. Read Regional is run by New Writing North in conjunction with 22 library authorities in Yorkshire, North East England and North West England.
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  • 29 February 2016 Crime Story: Portrait of a Criminal

    Two award-winning writers explore the minds of two of the most notorious criminals of recent times. Dan Davies spent more than a decade writing the highly-acclaimed biography, In Plain Sight: The Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile, which presents an uncompromising portrait of Savile, compiled from years of interviews and dogged research, as well an enquiry into the society that enabled him for so long.
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Events

  • Hexham Book Festival line-up Hexham: 22 April 2016, 12:27am

    The packed programme of events for the annual literary festival, which takes over the Northumberland town every spring, has just been announced for Friday 22 April–Wednesday 4 May.
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  • The Mansio launches at Hexham Book Festival Arbeia Roman Fort, South Shields: 30 April 2016, 10am

    A travelling ‘Roman ruin’-cum-performance space is to be launched at Hexham Book Festival, and ten writers, including Lemn Sissay, Colette Bryce, David Almond and Daljit Nagra, have created new works to be performed inside it. Centring around the idea of ‘borders and frontiers’, the installation will tour various locations across Hadrian’s Wall.
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  • Newcastle fairy tales lecture Robinson Library, Newcastle University: 4 May 2016, 5:30pm

    Prolific writer, reviewer, and translator Brian Alderson will look at fairy tales from Anderson and Grimm at Newcastle University’s Robinson Library on Wednesday 4 May, 5.30 till 6.30pm (free entry).
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  • Northern Crime One—North Tyneside event Wallsend Customer First Centre: 5 May 2016, 7pm

    After the success of the Newcastle launch of Northern Crime One, some of our Moth writers will be taking part in an event at Wallsend Customer First Centre on Thursday 5 May, 7pm. This free event launches some of the North’s most exciting new crime writers.
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  • The Square & Compass 10 May 2016, 6:30pm

    An evening of words and music with Gordon Phillips and John Bushby from their CD: The Square & Compass: A Folksong Cycle for St Mary’s Island and Its Surrounds, North Tyneside, is being presented at Newcastle City Library on Tuesday 10 May (6.30-7.30pm). To book a free ticket, phone 0191 2774100.
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  • ‘Ways of Seeing’: free writing workshop for marginalised writers Newcastle City Library (Bewick Hall): 18 May 2016, 1pm

    New Writing North is pleased to once again be working in partnership with award-winning Brighton-based charity Creative Future to offer a free workshop to writers who feel they have lacked professional development or showcasing opportunities due to mental health, disability, ethnicity, sexual identity and/or social circumstance. The workshop is suitable for new, emerging and established writers.
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  • Scratch Wear Homeside Coffee, Sunderland: 18 May 2016, 7:30pm

    Apples & Snakes will be hosting the first of what will hopefully be many evenings of poetry prose and performance at Homeside Coffee in Sunderland on Wednesday 18 May (7.30pm start). Headlining will be Cath Nichols, while newcomers are also encouraged to sign up, get down and be heard.
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Crime Story 2016
We are thrilled to open booking for Crime Story 2016. The festival for crime fiction writers and readers offers a unique insight into real-life criminal investigation >>>
New Writing North are recruiting
We are recruiting for a Finance & Administration Assistant and a Participation Manager. Find out more and apply here >>>
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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