Monday, 15 October 2007

Opportunity for Young Authors

Budding young authors are being given the chance to spend four days of their half term holiday working with professional writers at the inaugural Redcar Young Writers' Festival.

A total of 15 free places are available for the festival, organised by Redcar and Cleveland Council's Libraries and Arts Development, with the Tees Valley Writers & Publishers Project.

There will be three authors working with the group - poet Bob Beagrie, experienced script and screenwriter Fiona Birkbeck and poet and playwright Andy Willougby.

Anyone aged 11-14 interested in writing scripts, stories and poems of any sort is encouraged can join the four festival workshop days at Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar on Tuesday, October 30 and Wednesday, October 31 and Roseberry Library, Redcar on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2, each day from 10am-4pm.

To find out more pick up a leaflet in your local library or contact Janet Richardson on 01642 444319. Booking forms are available at libraries or by contacting Sandra Reddie, director of New Writing North.

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