The Writers’ Space
The Writers’ Space is now sold out
About The Writers' Space
In May 2023, we made the difficult decision to cancel the sold-out Newcastle Writing Conference, due to train strikes. We could see that there was an overwhelming appetite for this kind of content and opportunity for connection, and so the Writers’ Space was born. Members will get a free digital seminar every month, along with quarterly online surgeries with New Writing North staff, and access to the Writers’ Space online networking space.
Membership to the Writers’ Space will start in September 2023 and culminate 8-months later with the Newcastle Writing Conference on 18 May 2024. Members will be given priority access to discounted Early Bird Tickets, and we hope that the conference will allow writers who’ve connected digitally over the 8-months before to come together in person.
We hope to continue the Writers’ Space as an annual membership beyond May 2024, and we’ll be influenced by your feedback as we go forward, to ensure the content of the sessions is shaped by the interests of the group.
Digital seminars will take place in the evenings, on the second Tuesday of every month. If you can’t make one of the sessions, all members will have the opportunity to ask questions in advance and will receive a recording of the event afterwards.
Members will receive the programme of speakers in advance, with seminars led by agents and published writers. Themes will include: editing your work and synopsis writing; pitching your work; social media and publicity; and practical writing exercises.
Tuesday 12 September
Tuesday 10 October
Tuesday 14 November
Tuesday 12 December
Tuesday 9 January
Tuesday 13 February
Tuesday 12 March
Tuesday 9 April
Upcoming Digital Seminars
Inside: Pitching to Agents with Grace Robinson, Curtis Brown
Inside: Editing Your Work with Kasim Ali
The Power of BookTok with Laura Steven
Later digital seminars and practical workshops will be informed by the interests of the group.
Discount for North of Tyne Residents
Thanks to support from the North of Tyne Combined Authority, we are offering a discounted rate of £35 to residents of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. Choose the ‘8 month membership (North of Tyne resident)’ option at checkout. Please check the council website to make sure your postcode is in one of these councils before buying your membership. You may be asked to provide proof of address at a later date.