An engine for creative reading and writing
New Writing North is the writing development agency for the North of England.
We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne, from where we have produced nationally significant work since 1996.
Gateshead Young Writers
Northern Writers’ Awards 2022
Durham Book Festival, Big Read 2021
Gordon Burn Prize
Creative Associates, Sharmin Islam and Adam Sharp
A Writing Chance
Young Writers’ City
Writing is powerful. It can change the way we explore the world, understand ourselves and connect with one another. Writers craft the stories that shape us.
We bring people together through books and writing. We create opportunities for writers and we find and support talented people from all backgrounds to achieve their creative ambitions.
We build the narrative power of young people and communities throughout the North. We platform the work of those whose voices are missing from the mainstream conversation.
With the Northern Writers’ Awards recognising work-in-progress; scratch nights; book launches; creative writing courses and a summer proof party, the Summer Season at New Writing North is all about championing new voices and celebrating the next big thing…including you!
Download the Summer 2023 programme
Join a vibrant online writing community
Work with industry experts to master new skills and see how far your talent can take you
On New Writing North Academy online courses, you will explore the techniques used by leading contemporary writers, learn to critique work-in-progress, develop your own voice and hone your writing craft.
New Writing North Academy has been created in partnership with the Professional Writing Academy, the industry-leading online course provider whose digital campus is the first platform specifically designed for teaching writing.