Young writers wanted for Cuckoo Summer Schools

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Cuckoo Young Writers are looking for people to join them for a festival of fun this summer in the Cuckoo Summer Workshops. If you are aged 14-18 years old and love writing, then sign up to a Cuckoo Young Writers summer programme in Sunderland, Newcastle or Cramlington to spend a week writing, film-making, and performing.

Sunderland: Songwriting with The Lake Poets and Split Festival

Cuckoo Young Writers and The Bunker have joined forces to offer a unique songwriting summer school this August. Young writers and musicians will write and record their own songs, supported by Martin Longstaff of The Lake Poets and staff from The Bunker. Participants will then be invited to perform their new material live at The Split Festival’s Community Stage that weekend!

Where: At Pop Recs, Fawcett Street, Sunderland
When: 4-8 August 2014, 11am-4pm
What: Songwriting
How much: £10 per person

Places are limited so contact us to book your place now. Some sponsored places may be available, please get in touch for more info. Sunderland’s Cuckoo Young Writers activity is kindly supported by The D’Oyley Carte Charitable Trust.

Newcastle: Journey down the Tyne: Poetry and Film-making with John Challis and Alan Fentiman
Cuckoo Young Writers and Juice Festival are offering young poets, aspiring film-makers and writers the chance to produce their very own poetry film inspired by the Tyne. Working with poet John Challis and filmmaker Alan Fentiman, the project involves exploring the riverside, writing poetry and working collaboratively with others. The completed short film will be screened as part of Juice Festival.

Where: Newcastle
When: 11-14 August 2014, 11am-4pm
What: Poetry, film-making, writing
How much: Free

Cramlington Writing Taster Week
Do you live in South East Northumberland? Aged from 12-19 years? Sign up for our first ever Cramlington Cuckoo Summer School and try your hand at different types of writing with the support of professionals. With scriptwriting, dark fiction, spoken word and poetry there’s something for everyone. Try one session or come along for the whole week, totally FREE!
Monday 18 August: Scriptwriting with Carina Rodney
Tuesday 19 August: Hand-make your own notebook with Theresa Easton, then try your hand at poetry with John Challis
Wednesday 20 August: Dark flash fiction with Amy Mackelden, then writing believable characters with Carina Rodney
Thursday 21 August: Spoken word and poetry with Sheree Mack
Friday 22 August: Recording a poem for radio
Where: Cramlington Library
When: 18-22 August, 11am-4pm
What: Fiction, script-writing, writing for radio, flash fiction, spoken word, poetry
How much: Free

To book any of the sessions, email [email protected] or call 0191 204 8852

Places are limited so early booking is essential