To launch this year’s application season for the Northern Writers’ Awards, we’ll be touring to four 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 people interested in writing for television.

You will hear from and meet script editors and TV producers who are 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.

Places are limited and are first come, first served. Although the roadshow events are free, booking is mandatory.

Newcastle: Thursday 4 December, 4pm-6pm
The Beacon Centre, Westgate Road. In association with GemArts
Speakers: New Writing North acting chief executive Anna Disley, Lee Mason (commissioning editor, Channel 4), Mark Stanton (agent, Jenny Brown Associates), and Northern Writers’ Awards winners Zaffar Kunial and Stacey Sampson.
https://nwa14newcastle.eventbrite.co.uk

Wakefield: Monday 8 December, 4pm-6pm
The Orangery, Wakefield. In association with Beam
Speakers: 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.
https://nwa14wakefield.eventbrite.co.uk  (SOLD OUT – CLICK TO BE ADDED TO WAITING LIST FOR CANCELLATIONS)

Manchester: Wednesday 10 December, 4pm-6pm
Contact Theatre, Manchester
Speakers: New Writing North chief executive Claire Malcolm, Kam Odedra (script editor, RED Production Company), Rebecca Swift, director of The Literary Consultancy, and Northern Writers’ Awards winners Zaffar Kunial and Stacey Sampson. (SOLD OUT – CLICK TO BE ADDED TO WAITING LIST FOR CANCELLATIONS)
https://nwa14manchester.eventbrite.co.uk

Liverpool: Thursday 8 January, 6pm-8pm:
The Bluecoat. In association with Writing on the Wall
Speakers: New Writing North acting chief executive Anna Disley, Di Burrows (Lime Pictures, producer, Hollyoaks), literary agent Oli Munson (AM Heath), and former Northern Writers’ Awards winners Mari Hannah and Zaffar Kunial.
https://nwa14liverpool.eventbrite.co.uk