We were delighted to be included in the ‘Write Around The Toon‘ project this year. This is a creative writing opportunity for Newcastle and Northumbria university students who have taken up 20 short-term residencies in several iconic locations around Newcastle and Gateshead.
You may have noticed, or even chatted to, our writer in residence Helen Limon. Helen supported customers with their creative writing in March as part of International Women’s Day. Whilst here she observed how the library functioned and the customer’s use of our space with the aim of writing a short story to encourage others to visit the library.
The launch for ‘Write Around The Toon’ took place at Northern Stage and this was the first time staff were able to hear the finished story. Read ‘What would X do?’ here.
Since then Helen has completed her book ‘Om Shanti Babe’, which is due to be published in September and she will be able to answer your questions at a ‘meet the author’ session on Saturday 22 September. The session will be followed by a unique workshop supported by the dance group SANA Crew, to help young writers to describe book characters by actions and movements. For more information phone 0191 2774100 or email email@example.com.