We want to get to know you!

Our Cuckoo Young Writers groups now meet in SIX locations across the North East and our young writers are interested in all sorts of genres from performance poetry to true crime with a bit of playwriting in between!

We want to expand the pool of writers we work with so our young people get a sense of different writing styles, techniques and ways into becoming a writer.

Our lead writers are responsible for the planning and delivery of high quality weekly writing sessions with young people aged 12-19.

If you’re a professional writer who is passionate about supporting and developing young writers then we want to hear from you.


We’re especially interested in hearing from people who have experience/interest in writing creative manifestos but we would like to hear from you whatever your writing experience is.

Please send a CV with a short statement about yourself and why you’re interested in working with our Cuckoo Young Writers groups to