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.
Discover our writers, competition winners and monthly RTYW Spotify playlists.
Read Them Your Writes: Write Here, Write Now
Bridget Gubbins bridgetgubbins.co.uk
Ilisha Thiru Purcell
Michael Cox no-taste.com/no-taste-blog/pop-music-changed-90s
Read Them Your Writes II: Write Back at it Again
Peter Hunter peteland.co.uk
Iain Rowan iainrowan.com / @IainRowan
Read Them Your Writes III: On the Write Track
Lina Alrababh libriwriters.com/teta-and-white-musk / @Lina43771030
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: tynesideirishcentre.com