Opportunities for young writers

Theatre Royal Brighton Young Writers

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‘An incredibly valuable and worthwhile experience - I have thoroughly enjoyed every session’

 ‘A safe space to simply be a writer, and just write’

Are you 16 – 25 years old and passionate about writing?

This course of 14 workshops gives you the time and space to reflect on why you write, what you want to say, who you want to say it to, how you’re going to say it... and get on and do it.

Led by professional writer Dinos Aristidou, the course will give 20 young writers the opportunity to develop their writing, and experience what it is to write for, in and about theatre. Sessions are 10am – 12.30pm on fourteen Saturdays between 17 September 2016 – 8 April 2017 and will finish with a ‘showing’ of work.

To apply submit a maximum of two A4 sides of creative writing on a subject of your choice. This can be in script format, or could be a short story or poem.

What we want to see is creative flair – no prior experience of writing is needed.

This is a subsidised programme and the fee is £100 for the course. 

Applications now open.

There will be a selection workshop on 16 July. 

Email your work to lesley@newwritingsouth.com

If you are selected for this exciting project we ask from you:

  • Commitment to the project – being able to attend at least 75% of the workshops
  • A desire to further your writing
  • Full participation in the group including engaging in constructive feedback
  • Course fee paid in full by September 4 2016

In return you will get:

  • a chance to further your writing experience
  • workshops with professionals focussing specifically on reviewing, producing and fundraising
  • your writing performed and presented by theatre professionals at TRB
  • opportunities to see TRB shows at a discounted rate
  • one year free membership of New Writing South
  • the opportunity to find out about the theatre industry and be part of the TRB Community
  • the opportunity to be part of a network of young writers and have access to writing opportunities and competitions

More info:  Jackie Alexander, Theatre Royal Brighton jackiealexander@theambassador.com or Lesley Wood, New Writing South lesley@newwritingsouth.com

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Finish Lines - the New Writing South Young Writer Bursary

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Application Deadline: Friday 20th July

Age Range: 16 – 25 years

What would you do with £200 to spend on your own writing development? Go on writing workshops? Go and see live lit events, poetry slams or new plays? Maybe go on a research trip?

Five young writers have the chance to do exactly that by entering FINISH LINES  - the New Writing South Young Writers bursary scheme. As well as £200 cash, all bursary recipients will be offered a mentoring/advice session with John Prebble and will be invited to forthcoming New Writing South events, including industry days and live performances at The Writers' Place.  All bursary winners will be celebrated online and will  be featured in our forthcoming series of podcasts.

To apply please send lesley@newwritingsouth.com an example of your writing (all creative writing is eligible - poetry, flash fiction, plays, an excerpt from your novel, memoir, non-fiction etc) up to two sides of A4 or a link to a live performance video on YouTube (6 mins maximum) PLUS a cover letter telling us about your writing, what you propose to do with the bursary and how it could make a difference to you as a writer.

Finish Lines is open to writers aged 16 - 25 years who live, work or study in the South East of England.

Bursary award winners will be announced on Friday 22nd July.