First Edition (18-25 Writers’ Group)

Event information

Where: 120 Squires Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle, NE1 8ST

Date: Wednesdays during term time

Time: 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Type: Groups , Writing and Publishing Skills Hub , Young writers

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What is First Edition?

We are…

  • A place to share works in progress
  • A place to make professional and social connections
  • A place to find out about more local opportunities for writers
  • A sounding board for questions about writing
  • A place to learn new writing techniques
  • Somewhere to start forging a writing career

We do this by…

  • Offering advice in a friendly setting
  • Sharing our interests and ideas with each other
  • Being inquisitive and willing to try new things
  • Bringing in guest writers and industry professionals for regular masterclasses
  • Sharing our knowledge, our wins and our challenges

Who for?

If you’re aged 18-25, based in the North East and interested in creative careers and opportunities, then this is the group for you!

The programme includes regular masterclasses with professional writers, opportunities to develop your own skills as a writer or creative practitioner and space to share new work and ideas with peers and experienced writer and group leader, Bridget Hamilton.

You don’t have to come to every session, feel free to drop in as and when it suits you.


Wednesdays during term time 6-8pm

Autumn/winter term 2024: 24 September, 2 October, 9 October, 16 October, 23 October, 6 November, 13 November, 20 November, 27 November, 4 December.


New Writing North, 120 Squires Building, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST.

For more information email [email protected]