NCLA Creative Saturday

NCLA Creative Saturday

Saturday 18th May, 10am - 4pm

Join children’s author Chloe Daykin for a day of magical wild writing and take your imagination on an exciting adventure. Chloe won a Northern Writers award for her debut novel Fish Boy (Faber & Faber, 2017) which was shortlisted for the Brandford Boase Prize, the UKLA and nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

Taking inspiration from the dark, mysterious and otherworldly Where Your Wings Were…Journey’s with David Almond exhibition and a bit of quirky tangental fun from the Elmer and Friends: the Colourful World of David McKee exhibition, you’ll use imagery, objects and language as starting points to create a variety of short works through timed writings. 

Throughout the day you’ll have the opportunity to share your work if you want to, in a mutually supportive and encouraging environment and by the end of the day you’ll have a notebook full of unexpected ideas, beginnings and short pieces ready to grow for the future. There’ll also be time for questions about the writing industry, Chloe’s experiences within it and top hints and tips she’s learned along the way.

The emphasis of the day is on fun and creation and making work that is unique to you.

In partnership with Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, Newcastle University.

Suitable for grown ups. £40 (£30 concessions).

For more information and tickets visit here: or call 0191 208 7619