This summer, Cuckoo has a creative writing summer school for every taste – join us for everything from song writing to dark fiction, writing sketches to creating your own comic!

Cuckoo Young Writers’ Summer Schools are for young people aged 12-19 who are interested in creative writing. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve already got a novel on your memory stick or you just want to try something new and have a go: CUCKOO NEEDS YOU.

And it’s all totally FREE!

We’ve got another pick ‘n’ mix style summer school in Bishop Auckland, where you can try out loads of different styles and genres of creative writing! Pick one or two or come along to them all – it’s up to you!

Tuesday 29 August, 10am-12pm: Poetry with Lisa Matthews

Tuesday 29 August, 1pm-3pm: Dark fiction (horror, dystopias etc!) with Matt Wesolowski

Wednesday 30 August, 10am-12pm: Flash Fiction with Amanda Quinn

Thursday 31 August, 10am-3pm: Writing for Theatre/Performance with Zoe Murtagh

To sign up, please complete this online form:

To see all available summer schools, go to our Events page.