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 and South Shields, 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 places listed below.
The dates for this term are:

13 January – 10 February

HALF TERM 17 February (no session)

24 February – 24 March

Find a group near you:

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.