Creative Writing Workshops (Darlington) – Lost & Found

About the workshops

Want to try your hand at creative writing? Join Darlington’s Creative Future Writer in Residence, Lisette Auton, for three workshops suitable for anyone at any level.

Each session is self-contained and runs twice; you’re welcome to come to as many as you like! View our workshops page to book our other workshops.

Pre-booking is advised but places will be available on the day.

This workshop

Lost & Found: using found words and phrases, collage and cut outs, to craft zines and lyrical essays.

Who is it for?

Open to local residents in Darlington or all underrepresented writers—those who face barriers due to mental health issues, physical health/disability, sensory impairment, learning disabilities, neurodivergence, substance misuse, survivors, working class backgrounds, those from the LGBTQIA+ community, and/or from Black, Asian, traveller, mixed heritage or other global majority backgrounds.


Thursday 20 July


6-8 pm




Please get in touch if you have particular access needs which we can try and accommodate on [email protected] or 01273 234 780 (Tuesdays only or voicemail). This can include:

  • disabled access
  • free places for carers
  • help with travel costs
  • help with childcare costs

About the tutor

Lisette Auton works with words in all their forms: as an author and playwright, a film and theatre maker, as a solo artist, with collaborators, and alongside wonderful humans as a creative practitioner and mentor. Disabled, neurodivergent and northern, some say she’s a word artist, she says she does stuff with words.

Her debut middle grade novel THE SECRET OF HAVEN POINT was published by Puffin in February 2022, THE STICKLEBACK CATCHERS followed in February 2023. She is an award-winning poet; the 2019 Early Careers Fellow for Literature at Cove Park; on the TSS Publishing list of Best British & Irish Flash Fiction; and winner of The Journal Culture Award 2021 for Performance of the Year for WRITING THE MISSING – A RIVER CYCLE commissioned by Durham Book Festival.

You’ll find Lisette’s work in galleries, online, in theatres and bookshops, as well as in random places such as laundrettes and railway station waiting rooms.

About the venue

Darlington Friends’ Meeting House. Click here for a map of the venue.




Nearest Public Transport 


Darlington Train station

  • 11 minute walk
  • 0.5 miles


The 29 and 72 can be accessed at Houndgate bus stop (Stand N)

  • 1 minute walk
  • 210 feet

The 16, 72, X75 MAX and X76 MAX can be accessed at Larchfield House bus stop

  • 3 minute walk
  • 0.2 miles


Darlington Friends’ Meeting House,
6 Skinnergate,
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How to book

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