San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Come and hear about the Northern Writers' Awards, which are run every year by New Writing North, and which are your opportunity to break into publishing or TV with your story. The awards are open to any writer - new or established - living in the North of England.
We'll be touring to 4 northern cities to meet writers who are thinking of entering the awards, or who just want more information about them.
You may have written a script, novel, or collection of poems, or have a story idea that you just don't know what to do with - this is the event for you.
The Northern Writers' Awards are open to both new and experienced writers, and this year includes a special new award - the Channel 4 / Northumbria University Award - for writers interested in working on TV dramas.
You will hear from and meet script editors and TV producers interested in diverse new stories from the North of England, previous winners of the Northern Writers' Awards who've gone on to great success, and the team at New Writing North who manage the awards.
On the panel at the WAKEFIELD roadshow:
New Writing North chief executive Claire Malcolm, Caroline Hollick (head of development, RED Production Company) and Northern Writers’ Awards winners Mari Hannah and Zaffar Kunial.
Places are limited and are first come, first served. Although the roadshow events are free, booking is mandatory.
When & Where
New Writing North and Northumbria University
Newcastle Writing Conference is a partnership between New Writing North and Northumbria University.
New Writing North is the writing development agency for the north of England, and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. www.newwritingnorth.com
New Writing North works with writers to develop career opportunities, new commissions, projects, residencies, publications and live events. It works in partnership with a broad range of organisations, universities, local authorities, regional development agencies, sponsors and media producers to develop opportunities for writers.
Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.
Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with almost 34,000 students from 131 countries. The University has over 186,000 alumni worldwide. Northumbria has invested more than £200 million in our estate since 2005 to improve the student experience. Northumbria is ranked top 50 in the UK for research power and had the 4th largest increase in quality research funding (REF 2014). According to Times Higher Education, Northumbria had the biggest rise in research power of any university in the UK. Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the UK for international student satisfaction in the International Student Barometer survey 2015, a rise of 26 places on the previous year.
Northumbria University’s cultural partners include New Writing North, Live Theatre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Tyneside Cinema and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.