Get your words out with Rachel through writing, real stories, audio recording and creative projects

Rachel’s Services


Through the Get Writing! service you can find the inspiration, the know-how and the opportunities to participate in creative writing.

Rachel runs inspirational themed writing workshops for writers of all levels and for writers’ groups

You can also find time to be creative at one of Rachel’s writers’ retreats.

Record your creative writing or your real stories and memories with Rachel’s audio recording service.


Rachel has a wealth of experience as a writer; she has also developed and delivered a variety of cultural projects with numerous partners.

Work with Rachel to reach new audiences and participants with your creative and heritage projects.

Rachel can also design and deliver a bespoke creative writing and storytelling project to engage the public with your theme, location or event.

Give your project a lasting legacy through her quality audio recordings of creative writing, personal accounts and memories.

Audio Fans

Listen to our rich collection of audio recordings from Rachel and other Northern writers

Enjoy drama, short stories, poetry and interviews including content from local projects.

Audio recordings of real voices and real people’s experiences, memories, accounts and creative writing.

Listenupnorth is also available on iTunes and Android apps: Podcast Republic, Podcast Addict and Stitcher.

Get your words out with Rachel Cochrane!

pen writing
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Graphiti: for people who want to have fun!

Have fun with our bite-size activity book!
North Pens Writers Group
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Recording the North Pens Writers

Giving a voice to writers and their work
The Undercroft, Live Theatre

Underwriters' Project, Live Theatre

Monologues from The Underwriters Project
Empty bench in park
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Benchmark Writing Competition

A writing competition inspired by benches
Nissan, Sunderland
Room to Write short story competition presentation
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'Room to Write' short story competition

Charting involvement with this prestigious competition
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Spoken word website designed and managed by Rachel Cochrane
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Helix Arts Creative Progression

Recording writing of people who have suffered homelessness
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Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge

Creative Writing Competition to mark a centenary occasion
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Coronation Memories Oral History

A wonderful oral history resource for present & future generations
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Meet our treasured team

Audio podcasts to record the views of care home staff

Recording in the Houses of Parliament

Recording podcast at Houses of Parliament, Votes for Women