New Writing North launches online courses

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We’re excited to launch our programme of online courses, New Writing North Academy, created in partnership with the Professional Writing Academy, the industry-leading online course provider whose digital campus is the first platform specifically designed for teaching writing.  

On our courses you will explore the techniques used by leading contemporary writers, learn to critique work-in-progress, develop your own voice and hone your writing craft. 

Courses start in March 2023 and enrolment is now open for courses including life writing with Richard Benson, crime fiction with Marnie Riches and short stories with Susmita Bhattacharya, as well as CPD-accredited courses in screenwriting with John Yorke and writing for work with Piers Alder. 

  • Fully accessible virtual platform 
  • Courses for all abilities and levels of experience 
  • Small groups, led by expert tutors 
  • Flexible learning, at a time and pace that suits you 
  • Practical assignments, one-to-one feedback and peer learning  


Up to 75% off!
Thanks to funding from North of Tyne Combined Authority, we have limited bursary places for residents of Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland. 

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