Ellen Phethean Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Draft material, notes, correspondence and related papers for 'Wall' by Ellen Phethean, commissioned by Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books, and published in 2007.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ellen Phethean was appointed writer-in-residence for Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books in 2002. She was commissioned to work with the local communities of Byker, in the East End of Newcastle upon Tyne, to raise the profile of the centre and to make a book of people's stories. Ellen Phethean worked for Seven Stories in 2002-3 as a writer-in-residence, leading creative writing workshops and engaging with various groups in Byker, and 'Wall' is a fictional story based on the experiences of some of the people she met during the course of her residency. 'Wall' was published in 2007 by Smoke Stack Books.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been appraised, and all duplicate material removed.

Custodial History

Donated to Seven Stories by Ellen Phethean in 2009.

Personal Names