And South Tyneside certainly has its fair share of talented writers if these archive photos from across the borough are anything to go by.
We found lots of pictures of people displaying their creative side in this selection of images.
From Boldon Lane to Jarrow School and St Wilfrid’s RC College, we have writing scenes from the past for you to enjoy as we get ready for the National Day On Writing which will be with us on October 20.
1. Storytime in 2004
Jarrow School pupils who had their short stories published 17 years ago. Were you among them?
2. The wonderful Whist group
Members of the Whist group had their poetry work published in 2007. Can you spot someone you know?
3. Write down Memory Lane in 2009
Members of the Write Together group in 2009. Is there a member of the group that you recognise?
4. Winning writers in 2004
The winner of a South Tyneside short story competition in 2004. Does this bring back memories?