NEWRITE is a two-year creative writing and literature development programme, set within the bounds of the New Forest. Aiming to cultivate a thriving literary community, this initiative encourages local talent through workshops, readings, residencies, and training opportunities, while fostering a sense of place and creative expression. Supported by a biennial festival, digital outreach, and on-going creative writing outreach activities, NEWRITE is set to champion literary excellence in the region. The project is led by ArtfulScribe and a consortium of partners including: New Forest District Council, New Forest National Park Authority, Hampshire Cultural Trust, Forest Arts, Hampshire Library Service, St Barbe Museum and Gallery, Culture in Common, Solent Mind, Artswork, MAST Mayflower Studios, and SPUD. NEWRITE is supported by generous funding from Arts Council England.