Free self-led creative writing workshops for young people

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Writing from Home

New Writing North runs a year-round programme for young people and community groups, which is all about bringing people together though creative writing groups in schools, libraries and their local community centres.

In these extraordinary times, we are encouraging people to stay in and write from home instead.

Writing can help us to make sense of the world. It can stand as a record of these strange days we are living through. It can heal. It can be a distraction and a pleasure. And it can take you far away, even when you’re stuck at home.


Self-led workshops

We are developing self-led creative writing workshops for young people and schools. The workshops should last around 45 minutes each and are suitable for students in Key Stages 3-5. Each workshop has been created by one of the brilliant professional writers we work with on our Young Writers programme. We will be adding to the set of workshops over the coming weeks, so keep checking back.


Download the free workshops here.


Sharing your work

We would love to read your writing! Share it with us on social media using #writingfromhome or by emailing [email protected]. Search for New Writing North Young Writers on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, where we will also be sharing regular writing prompts. Each week we will select a Young Writer of the Week whose work will be shared on our channels.



About our work

New Writing North Young Writers is a programme for young people aged 12-19. We run creative writing groups, masterclasses and programmes in schools across the North East. We support young people to express their ideas, to work with professional writers and artists, to create and share new work, and to meet other young writers.

Find out more on our Young Writers’ pages.