Crime Story Special Offer for Cuckoos!

On 11 June, our pals at New Writing North are hosting a super-special event at Northumbria University for budding crime writers called (obviously) CRIME STORY. And they’ve offered Cuckoos 10 special tickets at a greatly reduced price!

It’s a chance to meet best-selling writer Paula Hawkins (author of Girl on a Train– soon to be made into a film with Emily Blunt!) and 20 experts in policing, forensic science, law, criminology, mental health and prisons. You’ll be guided through the criminal investigation process, so that it can inform and inspire your crime writing and reading. There will also be creative writing workshops and free one-to-one sessions with industry experts.

The programme for the day is here:

We have 10 Cuckoo tickets priced at just £15 for our young writers (normal price is £99!!!). To book a ticket, just email

Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.