Join a Cuckoo Young Writers group

Have you ever dreamed of being a writer? Think you might be the next John Green or Suzanne Collins? Or maybe you’d like to have a go at poetry, scriptwriting, songwriting or reviewing?

Whether you’ve already got a novel on your memory stick or are looking for a bit of inspiration to give your writing a kick-start, our Cuckoo Young Writers’ groups are the thing you’ve been looking for. Held weekly in term time, they offer young writers aged 12-19 a chance to share their work, learn new skills, and give and receive feedback in a creative and supportive atmosphere.

All sessions are led by a professional writer and a group leader, and are free to attend. They’re also the place to find out about all the other exciting opportunities for young writers in the North.

Cuckoo Young Writers and [Song] Writers groups are back on 4 March in all the usual locations, every week in term time!

Room 8 (Level 6) Newcastle City Library, 33 Bridge Street West, NE1 8AX
Saturdays 11am-1pm
4 March 2017 – 8 April 2017: Playwriting with Carina Rodney and Mani Kambo

Warkworth Memorial Hall, Castle Street, Warkworth, NE65 0UJ
Saturdays 11am-1pm*
4 March 2017 – 8 April 2017: Fantasy Writing with Gavin Williams and Heather Askwith

*Session on Saturday 8 April 12pm-2pm

Cramlington Library, Concordia Leisure Centre, Forum Way, NE23 6YB
Saturdays 10am-12 noon
4 March 2017 – 8 April 2017: Write Your Own Musical with Susannah Ronnie and Hannah Morpeth

Catherine Cookson Room, The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF
Saturdays 2pm-4pm
4 March 2017 – 8 April 2017: Dark Fiction with Matt Wesolowski and James Whitman


Ground Floor, Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, DH1 1WA
Saturdays 11am-1pm
4 March 2017 – 8 April 2017: Creative Manifestos with Lisa Matthews and Lisa Burns

Pop Recs Ltd, 27 Stockton Road, SR2 7AQ
Saturdays 11am-1pm
4 March 2017 – 8 April 2017: Songwriting with Martin Longstaff and Natasha Haws.

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

If you require any further information, please email or call 0191 204 8851.

If you are doing Arts Award…

You could use our Cuckoo Young Writers groups and projects offer opportunities to try out a totally new art form or to extend the skills you already have, through trying out a new form or genre of writing. Our groups often produce zines, pamphlets or put on performances which make excellent Arts Award evidence.