Start Writing: Creative Writing Workshops at Jesmond Library

Event information

Where: Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2DL

Date: Every Saturday for six weeks, 6 April 2024 - 11 May 2024

Time: 10.00am–11.30am

Cost: £35, plus booking fee

Type: Library Workshops

Six weeks of 90-minute writing workshops to help you hone your craft or pick up the pen for the first time

Have you always wanted to write? Maybe you’re a writer wanting to get back into the writing habit? Whatever stage you’re at, this six-week course delivered by writer Amanda Quinn will encourage and support you to get writing. The course is suitable for beginners or anyone wanting to develop their writing skills in a welcoming and friendly environment.

A limited number of free tickets are available to people for whom the cost is prohibitive. Please contact Margot Miltenberger [email protected]

“It’s given my confidence a real boost which is just what I was looking for.”

​      – Start Writing participant

A note for our Start Writing alumni

We keep our Start Writing workshops small so that participants get the most out of their experience. In order to widen access to our Start Writing courses and give more people a chance to participate, we’re prioritising places for those who have not yet taken a Start Writing course. If you are a Start Writing alumni but would still like to participate, please email Margot Miltenberger to be added to the waitlist: [email protected]

About the workshop facilitator

Amanda Quinn is a writer and tutor who lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her short stories and poems have been published in print and online. She has taught creative writing since 2015 and has delivered courses and workshops online and in community centres, libraries, museums, day centres, and schools across North East England to encourage and support people to write and is currently writer in residence at Jesmond Library.

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