Spring Season: Talks and workshops for writers

This series is not currently running. Please check our events page for other opportunities you may be interested in.

In Spring 2022, New Writing North will present a series of online creative writing talks and workshops, bringing the wisdom and experience of some of our best writers to new and emerging writers at home.

From advice on building your poetry portfolio from Anthony Anaxagorou, to a practical workshop from those working on a Sci-fi or Fantasy novel from Laura Lam, we’ve got your writing needs covered.

Throughout April 2022 we’ll host a series of interactive talks aimed at new and aspiring writers of prose and poetry. If you’re looking for ways to kick-start your writing practice and to better understand the genres you write in, these introductory sessions are for you.

In May 2022 we’ll be offering a series of smaller, more focussed workshops. If you are further along with your creative practice and are ready to start drafting and honing your manuscript, these sessions should appeal to you.

The talks and workshops will all take place on Zoom. You don’t need your own Zoom account to join us, just a computer, laptop or phone and an internet connection. Live captioning will be available.

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Apply for a bursary

If you are unable to book a ticket for one of our workshops without financial help, we are offering 10% of tickets for each session as free bursary places. Bursary places are based on financial need and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis from valid applicants.

You are eligible for a bursary ticket if you are in receipt of Jobseekers’ Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, Asylum Support, or Universal Credit.

If none of the above applies but you feel that you are still eligible, please get in touch.

To apply for a bursary please email [email protected] with the subject line Writing Workshop Bursary, let us know the session you would like to attend and briefly outline the way in which you are eligible for a free ticket. Those successful will be contacted two weeks before their selected workshop takes place.
Bursary places are competitive so please know that you may be asked to provide proof of your circumstances.