We’re excited to announce this year’s Roadshows, open to anyone interested in entering a Northern Writers’ Award, or looking to learn more about writing and opportunities in the North. This year, we’re running themed panel events, held digitally via Zoom Webinar.

Thursday 10 February, 7pm-8pm

In this Roadshow we will highlight one of our flagship awards, NorthBound, an opportunity made possible by the University of York and Saraband. Additionally, we’ll look at the wider context around writing being generated in the North and the opportunities for writers looking to find agents and publishers for their work.

The session will be chaired by Will Mackie, Senior Programme Manager at New Writing North, and speakers include Janine Bradbury, Catherine Simpson, Adam Farrer and Sara Hunt.

Register here


This Roadshow will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. Attendees will not have their camera or microphone on but there will be the opportunity to ask the panelists questions should you want to. The event will also be recorded and available to watch on our YouTube channel afterwards.

The Northern Writers’ Awards are produced by New Writing North with support from Northumbria University, Arts Council England and a range of industry partners. The awards support work-in-progress by writers based in the North of England.