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News

  • 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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  • 18 March 2015 NWN looking for governance review consultant

    The board of New Writing North are looking to appoint a freelance consultant to review our present governance and operational arrangements and to provide an options appraisal for the future management of the organisation.
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  • Meg Rosoff photo by Zoe Norfolk 17 March 2015 The 2015 Newcastle Writing Conference: Do it Yourself

    New Writing North and Northumbria University are delighted to present the Newcastle Writing Conference: Do it Yourself, which takes place on Saturday 6 June. Aimed at new and emerging writers of fiction, as well as more established writers wanting to embrace the digital age, the conference will explore trends in publishing, identify new markets for writing and support authors to make connections with each other and with industry experts.
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  • 16 March 2015 Strategic Touring Funding: playwright opportunity

    We are thrilled to have received three years of funding from the Arts Council’s Strategic Touring Fund. The funding allows us to tour one production adapted from a picture book each year, alongside a series of workshops and family reading days at community venues across northern England. We are now looking to commission a writer to adapt a picture book (book TBC) into a play with music for children under seven and their families.
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  • 16 March 2015 Arts Fundraising Fellow

    We are pleased to announce that we are one of 25 arts organisations nationally to have been selected to host an arts fundraising fellow from September 2015. The fellow will work on identifying and pursuing fundraising opportunities for New Writing North, as well as receiving comprehensive training and support from a mentor. Applications are now open for ambitious self-starters with a passion for the arts to work at host organisations – including our own – across the country.
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  • 16 March 2015 Cuckoo Young Writers set up in Amble

    Following the success of our Cuckoo Young Writers group in Cramlington, we are pleased to establish a new group in Amble, Northumberland. Both groups are for young writers aged 12-19, are free to join, and will meet every Saturday in term-time at Amble and Cramlington libraries (Amble 10am-12pm and Cramlington 11am-1pm) from Saturday 25 April.
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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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  • Hexham Book Festival Locations around Hexham: 20 April 2015, 12pm

    The annual festival returns for its 10th anniversary, featuring writers and speakers including Simon Armitage, David Starkey, Virginia Ironside, Martin Rowson, Andrew Graham-Dixon and Alexander McCall-Smith.
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  • The CRIME STORY Seminars: Crime with a Northern Edge, with Jacky Collins, senior lecturer in Hispanic Studies Northumbria University, Newcastle: 29 April 2015, 5pm

    The success of Anne Cleeves’s Vera and Mari Hannah’s Kate Daniels series suggests that Crime with a Northern Edge has a certain draw for contemporary readers. This seminar, in conversation with local author Valerie Laws and publisher Sheila Wakefield, will look at what it's like to be producing crime fiction in this region, what support is available for those wanting to develop their own writing, and what it might be that sets crime stories from the North East apart from those coming from other UK regions. 
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  • Pauline Plummer: Dancing With a Stranger Newcastle City Library, Room 7: 30 April 2015, 6:30pm

    Pauline Plummer reads from her collection of short stories, Dancing With a Stranger, stories from multi-cultural England. 
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  • David Almond and Alison Light Culture Lab, Newcastle University: 30 April 2015, 7:15pm

    David Almond has won the Carnegie Medal, two Whitbreads and a Hans Christian Andersen award for his many children’s novels. Tonight he talks about The Tightrope Walkers, his second book for adults. Alison Light's Mrs Woolf and the Servants was highly acclaimed and her Common People: The History of an English Family, was shortlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize.
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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. >>>

CRIME STORY Seminars

A series of talks, running from March to May 2015 – sessions range from how trace evidence can help solve forensic investigations, to contemporary understandings of victimhood. >>>

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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