Young Writers’ Summer: North Shields

Event information

Where: North Shields Library, Northumberland Square, North Shields, NE30 1QU

Date: Sat 27, Mon 29 & Tue 30 July

Time: Sat 10am-1pm, Mon & Tue 10am-3pm

Cost: Free

Type: Young writers


Brand New Worlds

New Writing North’s free summer programmes are for young people aged 11-19 to try fun writing projects, meet like-minded people and make something new in a relaxed, friendly and inclusive environment.

If you love alternative realities, come and take part in Brand New Worlds. Over three adventurous days you’ll explore the art of immersive world building in literature and gaming, led by professional writers and artists. Learn how to draw from real-life places and cultures to create strange new fictional environments, create weird and wonderful characters, and devise the laws that govern their worlds.

No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to work together, try something new, and set your imagination free!

Find out about the rest of our Young Writers’ Summer programme here.



Tickets are free! But if you can, please consider donating to the charity when booking your ticket. With support from people like you, we can help to cover the costs of providing free creative writing programmes for children and young people. These run throughout the year, often in disadvantaged areas where there are fewer opportunities.

We work to help these young people to realise their potential. We develop skills, nurture talent, and encourage them to have a go at creative writing. We create environments where young writers can make friends, boost their confidence, try out new things, and have fun!

Our suggested donation is £25, but anything you can give will make a big difference. Thank you.