New Writing North Young Writers’ Groups are Back!

Are you young? Love writing? Live in the North East? Perfect recipe for getting involved with one of our Young Writers’ groups!

Our Young Writers’ groups take place on Saturdays during term-time in Newcastle, Cramlington, Amble and South Shields. It doesn’t matter if you’ve already filled notebooks with hundreds of stories or whether you’d just like to have a go – everyone’s welcome!

Each of our groups is headed up by a friendly creative facilitator, with our Young Writers setting the agenda for the term. Throughout the year, visiting professional writers will deliver masterclasses on the topics and genres of your choosing, making sure you stretch yourself and absorb new skills as you work on new and exciting projects. The groups are creative, supportive environments where you can get feedback on your work, try out new styles of writing and make lasting friendships with other talented young writers.

So, if you’re aged between 12-19, get yourself down to one of the hubs listed below!

Let us know you’re interested using this link. (Veterans, you don’t need to do this – it’s just for new writers!)


The dates for this term are:

22nd September – 20th October

HALF TERM – Groups will not be meeting on 27th October or 3rd November.

10th November – 8th December


Newcastle Young Writers Group

Room 8 (Level 6), Newcastle City Library, NE1 8AX

Saturdays, 11am-1pm

Group leader: Emily Wiseman

Amble Young Writers’ group

Amble Library, Middleton Street, NE65 0ET

Saturdays, 10am-12pm

Group leader: Heather Askwith

Cramlington Young Writers’ group

Cramlington Library, Concordia Leisure Centre, NE23 6YB

Saturdays, 10am-12pm

Group leader: Danielle Burn

South Shields Young Writers’ group

Catherine Cookson Room, The Word, NE33 1JF

Saturdays, 11am-1pm

Group leader: Lisa Burns