The Writing Squad

To create the next generation of writers in the North

+44(0)7939 561295

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We provide workshops, 1-1 support and investment for young writers and literature activists.

Our initial programme is for writers aged 16-21 who live, work or study in the North of England and we continue to offer writers and literature activists writing and professional development as they begin their careers.

We help them establish themselves as individual artists, collectives and new start up companies.

We are building a community of artists who make new work together and support each other's development.

We link writers and activists with the literature industry and independent sector, while encouraging them to produce and distribute work themselves.

Take a look at videos of their work here.

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International Priorities

As we are a virtual organisation and our writers move we already operate in Australia, China, Canada, France, Germany, Lebanon, Qatar, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, Thailand, USA.

Key Strengths

We are driven by the needs of our writers and support them over the long term.

Seeking Partnerships With

We are looking for organisations working with emerging talented writers, writers who are serious about their work and whose realistic ambition is to work in the creative industries.

Purpose of Partnerships

We are interested in making work together, digitally and physically, creating virtual and face to face exchanges.