What’s on offer at Write Stuff NE
Dive in with Write Stuff NE and experience creative writing workshops for children or adults.
New workshops for 2020 - see below.
Craft House, 114 Park View, Whitley Bay, NE26 3QL
Ten min walk from Monkseaton Metro Station.
Street parking’s free all day on Sundays.
£8 for children’s workshops. (Past participants pay £7 per session - price frozen until Nov 2020)
£10 for adults’ sessions. Prices for courses vary.
Please book your place by paying in advance at the time of booking via:
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:
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
Four Sundays in February 2020
Week 1: Charlotte’s Web - write a story about friendship
Week 2: The Suitcase Kid - write like Jacqueline Wilson
Week 3: Great Women Who Changed The World - write an acrostic poem
Week 4: The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood - write a fractured fairy tale
*For children 8yrs plus
*Parents/carers can drop off children or stay
*I’m an experienced primary teacher - I qualified in 1982. I was a Literacy Co-ordinator in a middle school for four years. I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate
*Max of 8 children in each session
*There will be time to hear a story & do planning, chatting & writing
*Cost covers resources & refreshments
*Please give an emergency contact number when booking
Adult Writing Workshops
Mon 13 Jan 2020
Three workshops in January - book all 3 or as many as you wish. £10 per session or £25 for a block booking of three.
Mon 10 & 24 Feb 2020
£10 per session
Lists, Pix & What-Ifs - creative journaling Bring your own photos & memorabilia. I will supply coffee, cake, journals, materials & prompts. Use your journal to reflect & record. A relaxing, creative way to start the new year.
I'm Wendy Errington and I run Write Stuff NE.
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 in April 2020.
I've been on quite a few writing workshops since 2016 and have worked with some supportive tutors. I am currently completing a Creative Writing Diploma.
I’m an experienced primary teacher (with a current enhanced DBS certificate). 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.