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Orange Young Writers Festival

Summer 2006

NGCA hosted the Orange Young Writers Festival over 2 weeks in July and August '06.  The festival, organised by New Writing North was an opportunity for young people aged between 11 and 18 to spend a week with professional writers and have a go at writing poetry, stories and scripts.

30 young people attended and worked with poet Lisa Matthews and short story writer Celia Bryce.  Their work will be published in a festival anthology which will be launched at Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre during October half term.

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Participants taking part in the Orange Young Writers Festival