The Writing Squad - A development programme for writers aged 16-21 living, working or studying in the north of England.

Inspiration posts

  1. WHERE SQUAD WRITERS GET TO

    THEY’VE BEEN PUBLISHED BY Bloodaxe Dead Ink Emma Press Faber Forward Methuen Drama Pankhearst Papaya Press Poems on the Underground route Spirit Duplicator Templar Poetry Unstapled Press Valley Press & IN THESE MAGS Aesthetica Alliterati Magazine Ambit And Other Poems Antiphon A Poem in Which Black and Blue Black Box Manifold Brain of Forgetting Brittle Continue…

  2. A LITTLE OFF PLAN

    Thinking aloud for NAWE’s Writing in Education magazine June 2013

  3. WHERE WE CAME FROM

    In 2003 we published an anthology of work by writers from the first Squad. The introduction remains the best rationale of why the Writing Squad was set up.

  4. WRITERS’ PERSPECTIVES

    Seven Writing Squad graduates — Gavin Hudson, Chris Bush, Katherine Horrex, Katherine Sansom, Katie Smith, Nick Payne and Wes Brown — share their perspectives of the Squad.

  5. ARE WE ON FILM RIGHT NOW?

    Graduates Ruby Lawrence, Charlotte Wetton, Jack Bliss, Dija Mulla, Jordan Phillips, Sian Hughes, Jen Durrant, Barnaby Callaby and Cara Brennan talk about their experiences of the Squad.

  6. DANGEROUS WRITING

    In 2009 Tom Spanbauer and Michael Sage Ricci tutored a Squad day on Dangerous Writing, Tom’s approach to creative writing. Afterwards, in Steve’s kitchen, he spoke about the thinking behind the approach.