Helen Highwater, a very funny, dark new solo show by Helen Seymour
Helen Seymour is struggling to keep her head above water in her very funny, dark new solo show. She has weak muscles, screws in her
The Coast is Queer
Our first ever LGBTQ+ literature festival, The Coast Is Queer is now on sale Over three days (12-15 September) the Coast is Queer will present
Shoreham Writers’ Day – 29 September 2019
In March we ran a really successful Writers’ Day here at The Writers’ Place, Brighton. We’re delighted to announce that we are joining forces with
New Writing South International Writer in Residence: Izabela Morska
We are delighted to announce Izabela Morska, one of Poland’s leading literary voices, as New Writing South’s first International Writer in Residence, supported by the British
We’re Recruiting: Digital and Marketing Manager
New Writing South is seeking a dynamic Digital and Marketing Manager to be responsible for developing and implementing New Writing South’s digital and marketing strategies
New Writing South Best New Play Award 2019: Winner Announced
New Writing South, in partnership with Brighton Fringe, is delighted to announce the winner of the New Writing South Best New Play Award 2019. This
New Writing South and Hastings Litfest 30 Aug – 1 Sept 2019
This year, New Writing South and The Creative Writing Programme are proud to support Hastings Litfest. This year the festival takes place from 30 August
Theatre Royal Brighton Young Playwrights 2019: Create and Connect by Lois Zoppi
Whether it’s life drawing hen parties, impromptu street performances, or an artistically overpriced pint, Brighton offers plenty of opportunities to be creative. But despite the
New Writing South Best New Play Award 2019 – Shortlist Announced
New Writing South, in partnership with Brighton Fringe, is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Best New Play Award 2019. This award is presented
New Writing South Launches New Range of Online Resources
We know that it’s important to our community of writers to have access to industry experts and really good advice. We get approached a lot by writers who have specific questions. How to approach publishers. Whether you should self-publish (and if so, how do you go about that then?). Whether you need an agent, and how to find one that’s right for you. How to get that agent to open your email once you have found them. How to work with young writers. How to create interesting writing projects (and earn money from them). How to promote your own work and build an effective social media presence. Where to get critical feedback on your writing. The list goes on.
NWS to welcome International Writer in Residence supported by The British Council
New Writing South is delighted to announce that it is one of four UK literature organisations to be awarded a British Council International Development Fund grant for
New Writing South, Creative Future and Myriad Editions are pleased to announce the selections for Spotlight Books. These six writers will receive three months’ 1:1
New Writing South launches new summer programme of activities March – July 2019
This month’s key event, The Writers’ Day 2019, is the first of many opportunities for south east writers in this new packed programme of activities.
New Writing South Best New Play Award 2019
New Writing South, in partnership with Brighton Fringe, is running the Best New Play Award 2019. This award is presented to a playwright in recognition
Writers’ Day on Saturday 30 March – Programme Announced
Are you an emerging writer? Do you need practical, tried and tested advice on the realities of building a writing career?
Free Workshops for under-represented writers at The Writers’ Place
Would you like to explore new approaches to writing in a safe, supportive and fun environment?
The Power of Theme: City Reads 2019
On Tuesday 30 April at 7.30pm at Waterstones join three writers as they discuss their approach to handling big themes in their work.
Inn Crowd and South Downs Writer in Residence 2019: Sara Clifford
Playwright and community arts practitioner Sara Clifford is the new Writer in Residence leading on an inspiring project to celebrate the South Downs National Park.
Writers’ Day Saturday 30 March 2019 – Save the date!
Our new Programme Managers Sharon Duggal and Sara Beadle are working on developing a fresh programme of opportunities and activities to empower writers at all stages of their writing lives.
Our Writers’ Day of discussions, workshops, industry insights and networking will take place on Saturday 30 March at The Writers’ Place in Brighton. We invite you to save the date to join us for what we intend to be an inspiring and invigorating day for writers of all backgrounds, setting the tone for the rest of the year’s programme of events and activities.
Keep an eye out for full details and booking information, and in the meantime make sure you put the date in your diary!
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1-1 Advice Sessions
Are you looking for advice on where to go next with your writing?
News from our Writers
Congratulations to Rachel Burge, a member of New Writing South’s The Write Process group, whose debut novel, The Twisted Tree (Hot Key Press) launched this
Story-gathering gets underway…
Two wonderful story-gathering training workshops have now taken place in Brighton and Hastings
Last chance to apply for a place on Theatre Royal Brighton Young Playwrights 2019
LAST CHANCE to apply for a place on Theatre Royal Brighton Young Playwrights 2019. This group offers a great start for any young person (16
Last chance to apply for The Writers’ Place Poets 2019
Apply by Friday 4 January 2019 for our development programme to learn more about the craft and business of poetry
The Writers’ Place becomes a takeaway cup-free zone
Users of The Writers’ Place are able to continue to use our china mugs and cups when using the donations-basis tea and coffee making facilities
An evening with John Agard, Philip Nanton and Pam Hewitt
In an exclusive event for New Writing South, two Caribbean-British word-spinners John Agard and Philip Nanton offer their comic take on contemporary issues