Read Them Your Writes

Every third Thursday of the month, 7.30pm-9.30pm.

Current dates: 25 May, 15 June, 20 July, 17 August

An informal, fun and supportive space for North East writers at all stages to meet each other and share new work. Think ‘scratch-night’ meets ‘literary salon’ hosted by author Adam Sharp.

Each month there is a different line-up, as well as open-mic slots up for grabs on the night. Bring a friend, a piece of writing, or just come along and enjoy listening to brand new work.

Read Them Your Writes will be held at the Tyneside Irish Centre in Newcastle on the third Thursday of the month*.

*May’s RTYW will be on the fourth Thursday of the month.


Space is limited so we recommend booking your tickets in advance, though standard-price entry will also be available on the door.

All ticket proceeds go toward the cost of running Read Them Your Writes. However, there are three price tiers to make it as accessible as possible – please choose the option you feel most comfortable with when paying. We have included a donation ticket option, for those who are able and wish to support the programme to continue.

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Discover our writers, competition winners and monthly RTYW Spotify playlists.

Read Them Your Writes: Write Here, Write Now


Bridget Gubbins
Ilisha Thiru Purcell
Michael Cox

Read Them Your Writes II: Write Back at it Again


Peter Hunter
Hesandi Jayasekara
Iain Rowan / @IainRowan


Read Them Your Writes III: On the Write Track


Lina Alrababh / @Lina43771030
Steve Wood
Bethany Watson-Wilkes @possiblybdww

The Worst Opening Sentence Award

‘Noooooooo!’ he said, ‘it’s too late, there’s no other way’ she said, ‘but I love that duckling, why does he have to die’ he said, ‘Now!’ she said.


Read Them Your Writes IV: Another Step in the Write Direction


Dom Howell @DomHowell23
Sam Szanto @sam_szanto
Wayne Connolly @KeeperOfPybus

The Tom Swifty Competition

5. “I’m tired of swimming in the river,” Tom said, wearily
4. “All my socks are mismatched,” Tom said, despairingly
3. “My pen leaked all over my shoes!” Tom cried, inconsolably
2. “I don’t know why all his paintings are of me. I suppose I inspire him?” Tom mused
1. “I like ragged margins,” Tom said, without justification



The Tyneside Irish Centre is an accessible venue located in Newcastle city centre, with a lift to all floors and accessible toilets. Venue website:

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