Alnwick Summer School for young writers

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If you’re based in Northumberland and know a young writer (aged 12-19) who loves to write, why not suggest they sign up for our Cuckoo Summer School at Alnwick Playhouse? The summer school will run over three days and every day will focus on a new genre or writing style, from scripts to dystopian fiction (and even a bit of photography too). Workshops will be led by professional writers and will be suitable for all young people, from beginners to more experienced writers.

Dates and times

Tuesday 27 August 2013: Dark fiction (vampires, zombies, dystopias etc) with Amy Mackelden
Wednesday 28 August 2013: Writing a script with Carina Rodney
Thursday 29 August 2013: Photography and poems with John Challis

All workshops run from 11am-4pm at Alnwick Playhouse and are completely free to attend. You can come along to one workshop or all three – it’s up to you.

To sign up, please fill your contact details and the days you’d like to attend at Everyone is welcome to sign up, but places are limited and if capacity is reached, preference will be given to young writers from Alnwick/Northumberland. We’ll be in touch with an email to confirm your place.

Following the summer school, we hope to establish a new fortnightly young writers’ group based at Alnwick Playhouse, which will join our family of Cuckoo groups already established in Newcastle and Hexham. If you’re interested in attending the fortnightly sessions but can’t make the summer school, please email [email protected] at the address below to register your interest.

Cuckoo in Alnwick is supported by Northumberland Arts Development.