First word, last word

Reporting WRITE Festival 2019 in partnership with The Writing Squad

Vlogs, blogs and podcasts, previews, interviews and reviews, inside information and sideways looks!

You will be able to keep up-to-date with everything that happens during WRITE Festival thanks to a group of young people who will be working with The Writing Squad to develop their writing and reporting skills.

The group, aged between 16-21 years old, will be at The Word throughout the two weeks posting daily updates, interviewing authors and giving their take on what happens, as it happens!

They will work alongside a project manager and two Writing Squad writers to develop their skills in filming, recording and editing and have the opportunity to gain real life experience creating engaging content.

Mark Illis

Saturday 10 May

New Writing North Young Writers

Saturday 11 May

Upbeat Tales

Saturday 11 May

Inpress Day

Sunday 12 May

Michael Rosen and Kevin Maguire in Conversation

Monday 13 May

Angels of the North

Thursday 16 May

Audio review by Hannah Bullimore.

Murder at The Word Weekend

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May

An Audience with John Grundy

Tuesday 21 May

Audio review by Hannah Bullimore.

Rowan McCabe

Thursday 23 May

The Quest for the Perfect Shirt with Richard Bliss

Friday 24 May

Poems About The Word

Check out the poems written by our First Word, Last Word group:

Photos by Sara Heraoua.