New Writing North is the creative writing and reading development agency for the North of England. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, we have produced nationally significant work since 1996. We are a committed team of 16, a registered charity, and a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
We believe that talent is everywhere but that opportunities are not, and that it is our job to create opportunities. We develop programmes and activities that support individuals and communities to engage with creative reading and writing both professionally and for pleasure. We help good writing find local, regional, national, and international audiences.
Our annual programme includes the management of major international literary prizes and awards; open-access and targeted talent development programmes; the production of festivals and events; international writing and translation projects; our young writers’ programmes; writing for wellbeing activities, and the commissioning of new writing.