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Newcastle Young Writers’ Group


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


Saturdays, 11am-1pm

Who is it for?

Young people aged 12-19. No writing experience necessary. Everyone is welcome.

Newcastle Young Writers’ Group is an extremely inclusive and welcoming group. Led by Group Leader Zoe Murtagh, the group has worked with a ton of different writers and had creative writing masterclasses exploring stand-up comedy, scriptwriting, zine-making and dark fiction.

The group has most recently worked with animator Sheryl Jenkins, on a three-day animation Summer School where they looked at different techniques exploring visual narratives. This group meets at Newcastle City Library and because of it’s City Centre location – less than a five minute walk from Monument Metro station – is super easy to travel to for young people living across the North East.

Get in touch if you’d like some more info or simply rock-up if you fancy giving it a go! If you are new to our groups, let us know you’re interested using this link.


Group Leader: Zoe Murtagh

Zoe is a performer, poet and playwright based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her work is vibrant and interactive, creating playful disruptions to everyday life. Inspired by music that makes you tingle, science lessons and Kate Bush’s dancing, she creates performances and short stories that are fun, insightful and may even put a little bit of fire in your belly.

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