About WRITE Festival

WRITE Festival is now into its 3rd year and is bigger than ever!

The festival celebrates the written word in all its forms and boasts a jam-packed programme of unmissable events. Whether you’re an aspiring writer, someone with a keen interest in the written word or you enjoy engaging performances, we have something for you to enjoy.

Following on from the popularity of the last WRITE Festival, this year’s programme is bigger and better than ever before with some top names lined up to head to The Word (and our partner venues) including bestselling authors Michael Rosen, Ann Cleeves, Mark Billingham and Erin Kelly, poet Rowan McCabe, journalist Kevin Maguire, boxing star Glenn McCrory, Geordie-favourite John Grundy and more.

On top of this we have entertainment from the hilarious Suggestibles, the amazing History Wardrobe, Forum Books and their Silent Book Disco and Gerald Dickens – the great great grandson of Charles Dickens.

For writers, you can get some industry advice from the likes of Sixth Element, Mark Illis, Inpress and the incredible Murder Squad!

Make sure you don’t miss out!