The definitive winner of this year’s Young Writers’ Award is Alison Birt (17). Allison has recently moved from Carlisle to Newcastle and is currently studying for her A-Levels at Newcastle Sixth Form. Allison is a member of Northern Stage’s Young Company where she was first encouraged and inspired to start writing. She aims to pursue a career in the arts and hopes to write her own play someday. Allison performed a piece for us at the ceremony, impressing the audience with her cool and collected performance, and poignant poetry.
Alison says ‘winning the Cuckoo’s Young Writers’ Award is absolutely mind blowing to me! I only started writing poetry this year, so to receive this award has really inspired me to continue to be passionate about writing and I can’t wait to see where writing takes me in the future.’