WRITE Festival returns for its 5th year with a week-long programme from 17-25 September 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s WRITE festival was delivered digitally with a series of online events. This year, the festival returns to once again celebrate the written word in all its forms with a programme of unmissable events, workshops and performances at The Word, across South Tyneside Libraries and online.
There will be a great selection of author talks including Ann Cleeves, Nicci French and The Yorkshire Shepherdess. There will also be entertainment from Highly Suspect with their family friendly murder mystery afternoon, a talk from costume historian and dressmaker Meridith Towne, a calligraphy workshop and much more.
For writers there will be a selection of events where they can chat with industry insiders to get advice and feedback on their writing or find more about being published.
The festival will also engage with schools and library groups in new and creative ways. South Tyneside Libraries and OpenZone will deliver a range of IT workshops at The Word for local schools, as well as an event at Jarrow Focus Library where children can meet author David Almond.
South Tyneside Libraries ‘Living Well with Dementia’ group will also be able to enjoy an afternoon of fun and friendship as part of WRITE Festival with a stroll around the park, games and afternoon tea.