Young Writers’ City goes to Newcastle Sixth Form College

"It has been really inspiring. It built up my confidence massively. It’s been great having the chance to build on my skills with a group of some of the most lovely and helpful people I’ve ever worked with, and finally seeing some of my own work in print has made me really proud. I’ll definitely keep up my writing from now on and hopefully this is just the first of many pieces of my original work I will get to see in print one day”. - Eve Connolly

Throughout the autumn term at Newcastle Sixth Form College, Young Writers’ City has been working with a group of students and local writer Stevie Ronnie to create five unique booklets.

Working together every Wednesday, writing, rapping, singing and chatting- each of the 26 students in the group produced stacks of creative writing which they then developed and edited ready to go into their debut collection. The group made all the decisions from the pieces that they wanted to submit to the final edit, and the whole group had a go at concrete poetry- creating a booklet of visual poems entitled Quiet.

Colourful book covers, posters and postcards were created, using designs by students Godwin Aniteo, Haleema Bilal-Thompson, Eve Connolly and Louise Richardson. They can now be found all around the building, offering inspiration to get other young writers to pick up a pen and get writing.

You can read more about the project in the press article here.