We have now launched our pilot Young Writers’ Awards, inspired by the success of a similar scheme devised by Manchester’s Portico Library. Working in collaboration with Northumbria University and under the guidance of our Writer in Residence, Sheree Mack, we hope that we can stimulate the creativity of young people.
Sheree says: “Young people are the emerging writers of tomorrow. Their voices should be heard and encouraged. Our plan is to make sure that the Lit & Phil provides a positive and stimulating space for young writers to develop their writing skills, creative thinking and contribute to their growing confidence and personal development. We will also work with teachers to help them contribute to and deliver this pilot project.” The schools involved are Whitley Bay High School, Walker Technology College, King Edward VI School, Morpeth, St Bede’s Roman Catholic School, Lanchester, and Biddick School Sports College, Washington.
More on the Awards in a blog to follow.