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Read Them Your Writes

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

Current dates: 17 August, 21 September, 16 November, 14 December

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.

Tickets

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

Authors

Bridget Gubbins bridgetgubbins.co.uk
Ilisha Thiru Purcell
Michael Cox no-taste.com/no-taste-blog/pop-music-changed-90s

Playlist

Read Them Your Writes II: Write Back at it Again

Authors

Peter Hunter peteland.co.uk
Hesandi Jayasekara
Iain Rowan iainrowan.com / @IainRowan

Playlist

Read Them Your Writes III: On the Write Track

Authors

Lina Alrababh libriwriters.com/teta-and-white-musk / @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.

Playlist

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

Authors

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

Playlist

Read Them Your Writes V: Yeah, Write

Authors

Molly Knox
Brighid Black
Jo Moody

The Best Business Slogan Competition

5. “Use me and you’ll be sure to stick around” – superglue
4. “Exceedingly good fakes” – tribute band agency
3. “We’ll leave you feeling rough” – dog food manufacturer
2. “The first one’s always on the house” – chimney fitters
1. “You’ll have a crackin’ good time” – chiropractor

Playlist

Read Them Your Writes VI: Making All the Write Noises

Authors

Sam Megahy
Eleanor Cantor
Sophia Isabella Murray

The Roses Are Red/Headline Competition

5. Roses are red
I lie dreaming in bed
TYPHOON RIPS THROUGH CEMETERY; HUNDREDS DEAD

4. Roses are red
Bulldogs are slobbery
(GETAWAY HORSE CAPTURED)
GOAT ACCUSED OF ROBBERY

3. Roses are red
All that rises is convergent
FLORIDA MAN SPENT WEEKS IN JAIL FOR HEROIN THAT WAS ACTUALLY DETERGENT

2. Roses are red
Thatcher on meth
MINERS REFUSE TO WORK AFTER DEATH

1. Roses are red
Irony is faster
GUY WHO SAYS GOD SENDS NATURAL DISASTERS TO PUNISH GAYS HAS HIS HOME DESTROYED IN A NATURAL DISASTER

Playlist

Read Them Your Writes VII: Not Write in the Head

Writers

Frank Bray
Vicky Thomas
Amy Wilson

The Daffynitions Competition

5. Universe = a one-line poem
4. Antics = major turnoffs for ants who are dating
3. Garland = country of pirates
2. Dinosaur = acute pain caused by sitting for too long in a restaurant
1. Programmer = being in favour of well-constructed sentences

Playlist

Read Them Your Writes VIII: On the Write Side of History

Writers

Kevan Ogden
Kay Stewart
Mymona Bibi

The Celebrity Biography Competition

5. For Whom the Bell Grohls Dave Grohl
4. Livin Da Vida Stoker Count Dracula
3. I Should be Kermitted Kermit
2. Sharing is Caring Cher
1. They Think it’s All Pavlova Mary Berry

Playlist

Accessibility

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

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