Write Around The Toon is a web-based, self-guided creative writing tour of Newcastle and Gateshead. I provided consultancy for the project, on funding and project management, as well as running training sessions.
Beginning with a series of residencies by creative writing PhD students from Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, the project culmianted in an online resource offering not only a writing tour of Newcastle and Gateshead with writing exercises and ideas, but also examples of work from new writers who were inspired by the tour locations.
Host Institutions included: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, the City Library, Dance City, Discovery Museum, Great North Museum, Hatton Gallery, Laing Art Gallery, Life Science Centre, Lit & Phil, Northern Stage, Seven Stories, Shipley Art Gallery, The Sage Gateshead, Theatre Royal, and Tyneside Cinema.
Write Around The Toon writers included: Viccy Adams, Marianne Archbold, Jill Clough, Christy Ducker, Daniel Hardisty, Barbara Henderson, Helen Limon, Alex Lockwood, John Maguire, Kachi A. Ozumba, Stevie Ronnie, Sarah Shaw, and Alison Summers.
Write Around the Toon was funded by the AHRC and the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts.