The Young Writers’ Feast with New Writing North

Free, booking required

Suitable for 12-19 year olds

Booking Required

Join New Writing North Young Writers’ and try your hand at different forms of writing. From flash fiction to making your own comic books this is your opportunity to work with professional writers, learn new skills and be creative.

The Young Writers’ Feast is a three course event, but it’s up to you how many you wish to come along to, though we’d love it if you came to them all! Each course will consist of a taster workshop with a different writer. To finish up there will be a celebration event, so we can share our work with friends, family and other festival go-ers.

If you enjoy these tasters then why not join the regular South Shields Young Writers’ group based at The Word. Sessions run every Saturday during term time. For more information see New Writing North Young Writers’

Timetable/sessions are as follows:

Registration, 10-10.15am

Starter – Poetry, 10.15-11.15am

Main course – Horror and Fantasy with Matt Wesolowski, 11.30am-12.30pm

Sample the delights of flash fiction and fantasy with author Matt Wesolowski.

Dessert – Create your own comic books with Melody Sproates, 1-2pm

Finish up the tasting menu by working with writer Melody Sproates to develop your own comic book characters and bring them to life.

Celebration and sharing event, 2.15-3pm

Please note: You will need to book tickets for each of the workshops you wish to attend.

Please follow any Covid guidelines in place at the time of the event.


About WRITE Festival 2021 

This event is part of The Word’s WRITE Festival which is being held between 17-25 September 2021 across The Word, South Tyneside Libraries and online. Enjoy a programme of unmissable events, workshops and performances! Find out more by viewing our full WRITE Festival programme.


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