The Word, National Centre for the Written Word is a state-of-the-art cultural venue in South Tyneside which is brimming with exciting experiences, activities and facilities for people of all ages to engage and enjoy! The spectacular building opened in October 2016.
For more information on the latest events and exhibitions, opening times and directions, please visit The Word website. The Word is also available to follow on Facebook and Twitter.
The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1JF
The Word is located within the heart of South Shields Town Centre adjacent to the Market Place. You can park for free for up to 3 hours (you must still get a ticket from the machine) and it is only a short walk from many other local attractions, including the seafront (which boasts Haven Point, The Dunes, Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, North & South Marine Park as well as an award-winning beach), South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, Arbeia Roman Fort and The Customs House.
Local author, Jake Morris-Campbell, will guide you through a series of writing exercises, creative prompts and directed readings aimed at generating exciting new work responding to the poetry of place.
Jake Morris-Campbell will be launching his new book of poetry, Corrigenda for Costafine Town, published by Blue Diode Press. Jake will be reading from his book and discussing the inspiration behind some of the poems.