An engine for creative reading and writing
Durham Book Festival, Big Read 2021
Gateshead Young Writers
Northern Writers’ Awards 2022
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.