Northern Writers’ Awards Roadshow with Andrew McMillan

Event information

Where: The Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AH

Date: Monday 18 March

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: £5+booking fee

Type: Northern Writers' Awards


New Writing North are delighted to be coming to Barnsley for a roadshow featuring exceptional writers of poetry, prose and screenwriting alongside industry professionals. Andrew McMillan will be discussing the new Tempest Prize, which he has founded and supported as part of the Northern Writers’ Awards 2024. This unique opportunity for writers from the LGBTQ+ community offers the winner a bursary and mentorship with Andrew. There will also be a chance to learn about our other opportunities, including the Channel 4 Writing for TV Awards, the Sid Chaplin Award and the Finchale Award for Short Fiction.

Specialist speakers include former Northern Writers’ Awards winner Sarah Brooks, who will share her pathway to publication and offer advice for writers at the beginning of their careers. There will be a chance to network with other writers and meet New Writing North staff. This event will be of interest to new, emerging and established writers of all disciplines who are looking to develop their industry knowledge. Refreshments will be available.


The Northern Writers’ Awards offer cash prizes, mentoring, placements, career support and more to published and unpublished writers based in the North of England. Awards are opening at staggered dates throughout 2024.

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