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What we learned at the Writing for TV and Radio Roadshow

Despite the overhead lines in the Warrington area doing all they could to stop us, we made it to the Continental Pub in Preston only 10 minutes late. By that time Di Burrows who is currently a writer for Hollyoaks and screenwriter Lisa Holdsworth (Fat Friends, Emmerdale, New Tricks, Waterloo Road, Robin Hood and Midsomer Murders) were organising the chairs into a circle and generally making the audience of aspiring writers for TV and radio feel welcome.

Posted on 08 December 2016 by Anna Disley

Our poetry roadshow in Sheffield

Each year we take to the road to spread the word about the Northern Writers’ Awards, visit new places and meet writers. It was a genuine pleasure to head to Sheffield last weekend for a special poetry-themed Roadshow run in partnership with pioneering publisher, the Poetry Business. As our expert speakers arrived for the day, I was tempted to abandon the planned programme and rapidly instigate a series of poetry readings. Clare Pollard, Degna Stone, Anna Woodford, Suzannah Evans and Mark Pajak formed a striking gathering of poetic talent in a single room, but we kept to the script and stuck to prose.

Posted on 25 November 2016 by Will Mackie
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