New Writing North
New Writing North supports writers at all stages of their careers and has over 20 years’ experience in working with schools and in communities to support young people to write.
Their Young Writers programme is a creative writing and arts programme, targeting young people who have less opportunity to engage in cultural activity.
The programme runs weekly creative writing groups across the North East, annual summer schools, a talent investment scheme and regular masterclasses and development programmes.
Funding from Kavli Trust brings the Young Writers programme to Gateshead.
This research-led project aims to make change in young people’s lives with writers and artists working with them to introduce them to artistic self expression and new cultural experiences, to support them to develop their own artworks, and to provide progression routes so that they can continue their own personal cultural journey, as creators and/or consumers of culture.
More about this project
Five years of building self-esteem through creative writing
August 11, 2023
With five years of support from Kavli Trust, New Writing North has engaged over 3000 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds from North East England in creative writing activities to build confidence, self-esteem and higher school attendance.
Continued support to creative writing for young people in North East England
December 15, 2021
Kavli Trust awards New Writing North a grant of 360 000 euro to continue to run targeted creative writing activities for young people in Newcastle in the North East England.
A long-term commitment to young writers of the North
May 29, 2020
Nurturing creative writing skills in children benefits from a deep and long-term commitment. This has now been made possible through Kavli Trust’s support of New Writing North for their work with developing the talents of young people from disadvantaged areas.
New £200,000 project brings creative writing to Gateshead
December 21, 2018
With support from the Kavli Trust, a new project from New Writing North promises to inspire the next generation of young people in Gateshead to write.