What’s on offer at Write Stuff NE
Dive in with Write Stuff NE and experience creative writing workshops for children or adults.
Craft House, 114 Park View, Whitley Bay, NE26 3QL
Ten min walk from Monkseaton Metro Station.
Street parking’s free all day on Sundays.
£7 for children’s workshops.
£12 for adults’ sessions.
Please reserve your place by paying in advance at the time of booking by Pay Pal transfer:
Full refund if I cancel at anytime - or if you cancel by giving seven day’s notice.
Book however many sessions as you wish, all sessions are stand-alone.
To book a place contact:
Or go to my facebook page to message me: Write Stuff NE
NB - I will only use your contact details to send out weekly reminders once you have made a booking, or to inform you about further workshops. I will not share your info with 3rd parties. If you want to opt out, then please let me know.
Children’s Writing Workshops
Sundays in November
Nov 3rd: Trouble at Sea - message in a bottle & treasure maps.
Nov 10th: Write like Roald Dahl - find out about Dahl and listen to an excerpt from The BFG, then write like him. Note: this session is 3-4.30pm.
Nov 17th: Dinosaur Poetry - find out about dinosaurs and write an acrostic poem about them.
Nov 24th: Cafe at the Edge of the Moon - more outer space shenanigans involving aliens or superheroes.
The last four Sundays in December
Dec 8th: Bake a Story - make no-bake Rocky Road Bars & write a recipe or story.
Dec 15th: Ten Reasons to Love a Penguin (or another animal!)
Dec 22nd: Christmas/Winter Tales - plus make a small origami Santa.
Dec 29th: Greek Myths: re-tell a myth cartoon-style.
NB some sessions are now fully booked or have limited availability. Please get in touch to enquire: or PM via Facebook.
*For children 8yrs plus
*Parents/carers can drop off children or stay
*I’m an experienced primary teacher. I was a Literacy Co-ordinator & now I’m an adult learning tutor in creative writing. I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate
*Between 6 & 8 children in each session, depending on the activity
*There will be time to hear a story & do planning, chatting & writing
*Cost covers resources & refreshments
Past topics covered:
*Space Chase - writing activities with an outer space flavour - to tie in with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at public libraries.
*Fractured Fairy Tales - inventing a new tale by changing the characters or setting or ending.
*Seaside Fun - writing an acrostic beach poem & making a holiday postcard.
*Fantasy Worlds - writing a quest story with a portal and mystical creatures & designing a map of the fantasy world.
Adult Taster Writing Workshops
Due to new work commitments, I will only be able to concentrate on children’s workshops for the rest of 2019. Hopefully adult ones will be back in the new year.
Areas covered were:
*Lists, Pix & What ifs (aka journaling)
*The Five S’s (aka the elements of Flash Fiction)
*Non-rhyming poetry, plus zine-making
*An intro to playwriting
I'm Wendy Errington and I run Write Stuff NE. A bad experience at school put me off creative writing - for over 40 years. Then in 2016 I began writing non-fiction blog posts. This led me to explore other areas of writing and I found I loved writing plays.
Since 2017 five of my short plays have been performed at Alphabetti Theatre and Live Theatre, both in Newcastle; Theatre Space NE, in Sunderland; ARC Arts Centre in Stockton; and with Workie Ticket Theatre Co. I have had a short audio play produced by Coracle NE Productions too.
In Oct 2017 I was guest blogger at Berwick Literary Festival. And now, after a workshop with Lyn Gardner in Nov 2018, I independently review productions at Northern Stage.
In Feb 2019 I completed 28 Plays Later - a challenge set by The Literal Challenge. I wrote a new short play every day for 28 days.
I have just been accepted as part of Alphabetti Theatre’s Write Longer Scheme. My play Saluting Magpies will be produced by Coracle Productions NE and will be performed at Alphabetti next April.
I've been on quite a few writing workshops since 2016 and have worked with some supportive tutors.
I’m an experienced primary teacher (with a current enhanced DBS certificate) & I’m now an adult learning tutor in creative writing. I was a Literacy Co-ordinator in a middle school. I’ve completed a week’s residential Arvon course for writing workshop facilitators.
Get in touch to book a place or for more info.
Thank you - I look forward to working with you.