New Writing North Young Writers’ Groups

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New Writing North Young Writers’ Groups are Back!

Are you young? Love writing? Live in the North East? Perfect recipe for getting involved with one of our Young Writers’ groups!

Our Young Writers’ creative writing groups take place on Saturdays during term-time in Newcastle, Cramlington, Amble and South Shields, and we have a brand new songwriting group in Newcastle, which meets on a Wednesday evening. Whichever group you choose, it doesn’t matter if you’ve already filled several notebooks or you’d just like to have a go – everyone’s welcome!

Each of our groups is led by a friendly creative facilitator. Throughout the year, visiting professional writers will deliver masterclasses on the topics and genres of your choosing, making sure you stretch yourself and absorb new skills as you work on new and exciting projects. The groups are creative, supportive environments where you can get feedback on your work, try out new styles of writing and make lasting friendships with other talented young writers.

So, if you’re aged between 12-19, get yourself down to one of the hubs listed below!

If you are new to our groups, let us know you’re interested using this link.


The dates for this term are:

22nd September – 20th October

HALF TERM – Groups will not be meeting on 27th October, 31st October or 3rd November.

10th November – 8th December


NEW: Newcastle Young Songwriters’ Group

Nunsmoor Centre, Studley Terrace, NE4 5AH

Wednesdays, 5-7pm

Group leader: Emily Wiseman and Kema Kay


Newcastle Young Writers’ Group

Room 8 (Level 6), Newcastle City Library, NE1 8AX

Saturdays, 11am-1pm

Group leader: Emily Wiseman


Amble Young Writers’ Group

Amble Library, Middleton Street, NE65 0ET

Saturdays, 10am-12pm

Group leader: Heather Askwith


Cramlington Young Writers’ Group

Cramlington Library, Concordia Leisure Centre, NE23 6YB

Saturdays, 10am-12pm

Group leader: Danielle Burn


South Shields Young Writers’ Group

Catherine Cookson Room, The Word, NE33 1JF

Saturdays, 11am-1pm

Group leader: Lisa Burns