Join a Cuckoo Young Writers group!

Are you a young person interested in writing? We’d LOVE to see you at one of our Cuckoo groups.

Our young writers groups take place across the region in Newcastle, Sunderland, Amble, Cramlingon, South Shields and East Durham, and they are totally FREE.

Cuckoo Young Writers groups are open to all young people aged 12-19. It also doesn’t matter whether you’re already a prolific writer or whether you just want to come along and have a go – all are welcome!

All our groups are lead by a professional writer and a group leader. They’re creative, supportive environments where you can get feedback on your work, try out new styles of writing and work towards something super-exciting, like a pamphlet, a zine or a performance.

We meet every Saturday in term time at the following places:

Room 8 (Level 6) Newcastle City Library, 33 Bridge Street West, NE1 8AX
Saturdays, 11am–1pm
4 November–9 December 2017

Writing comedy with Hal Branson and Becky Orwin

Amble Library, Middleton St, Amble, Morpeth NE65 0ET
Saturdays, 10am–12pm
4 November–9 December 2017

Young Adult Fiction with Emily Wiseman and Heather Askwith

Cramlington Library, Concordia Leisure Centre, Forum Way, NE23 6YB
Saturdays, 10am–12pm
4 November–9 December 2017

Pulp Fiction with Rachael Walsh and Danielle Burn

Catherine Cookson Room, The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF
Saturdays, 2pm–4pm
4 November–9 December 2017

Fan Fiction with Carina Rodney and Lisa Burns

Horden Library, Sunderland Road, Horden, Peterlee, SR8 4PF
Saturdays, 10am–12pm 
4 November–9 December 2017

Creative Writing with Stevie Ronnie and Celine Elliott

SUNDERLAND (Songwriting group)
Pop Recs Ltd, 27 Stockton Road, SR2 7AQ
Saturdays, 11am–1pm
4 November–9 December 2017

Songwriting with Martin Longstaff and Natasha Haws.

Sunderland Young [Song] Writers is supported by PRS for Music Foundation and Sunderland Music Hub.

And if you still aren’t sure about coming along, take a look at this animation that our Amble group made about what they think is brilliant about our groups:

“Writing is really fun, because the universe is yours and there are a million possibilities for what you can do with it. You don’t have much control over many parts of your life when you are young, but the fate of your fictional worlds are entirely in your hands”

If you want any more information about how to join a group, please email or phone 0191 204 8850.